(TheRedWire.com) – The January 6 Capitol Hill riot continues to inflame passions as Democrats prepare to put on a partisan show. On Thursday, July 22, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) once again rushed to judgment as she seeks validation of the Democratic viewpoint of the riot over the truth of what happened on that day and why.
The Speaker accused the GOP of “antics” and removed two Republicans from the committee. Pelosi and Democrats are vehemently opposed to two of McCarthy’s picks. She blocked Reps Jim Jordan (R-OH) and Jim Banks (R-IN) from serving on the committee. The Speaker alleges that the two outspoken Congressman dismissed the seriousness of the attack and will subvert the committee’s work. House Minority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) responded in kind.
Open War Breaks Out
Shortly after Pelosi’s outburst, McCarthy met with all five of his appointees. The Republicans agreed to boycott the committee. If two are out, all are out. Pelosi tried to get the last word by claiming the two men wouldn’t seek the truth – at least not her truth despite the committee’s allegations that the committee is non-partisan.
Is it really non-partisan?
Pelosi seems to think so, but most Republicans would disagree. For one, the two party’s view the January 6 riot from differing perspectives. Democrats claim the event was on par with 9/11, where 3,000 Americans lost their lives and Americans spent 20 years at war in Iraq and in Afghanistan as a result. Additionally, Democrats also contend the riot was an insurrection.
Republicans such as Banks and Jordan acknowledge that some people broke the law and must be held legally accountable for their behavior. Nevertheless, they also empathize with scores of Americans who have lingering questions and doubts about the validity of the 2020 election. Many Republicans continue to express dismay over the 2020 presidential election. The GOP also wants a more extensive investigation into other forms of political violence, including the destructive riots across America in 2020 and the April 2 killing of a Capitol Police officer.
Additionally, the only Republican left on the committee is Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY). She offers Pelosi the opportunity to declare a bipartisan committee. However, the Wyoming congresswoman is in deep trouble in her district over anti-Trump rhetoric and her vote last December to impeach former President Donald Trump. In February, the Wyoming GOP censored Cheney over her impeachment vote. In May, the GOP House leadership removed the controversial Congresswoman from its leadership ranks. Needless to say, there are harsh feelings on both sides.
Is the Committee Even Needed?
Republicans long questioned the need for a congressional committee that would soil any findings with partisan hyperbole. While Pelosi rushes to look into the cause of the event on that day, law enforcement is doing its job. So far, over 535 people have been arrested, and hundreds more are sought. As the cases head to the judicial system, America will learn without a biased partisan filter the truths of what happened and what led to that day. Unfortunately, it appears that Pelosi isn’t willing to allow non-partisans to sort it all out.
The partisan rhetoric significantly intensified after Pelosi and McCarthy made their decisions. Rep. Dan Kildee (D-MI) criticized Republicans for wanting to create a “Gong Show.” Republicans accuse the Democrats of an “egregious use of power” and ruining the credibility of the legitimacy of any committee.
If the committee were to launch and begin work, the whole thing would likely meltdown in exaggeration, hyperbole, and intense emotions. The public would back it along partisan lines. Nothing much would change.
Perhaps the best outcome comes from the judicial system instead of angry partisans?
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