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No one who actually wants to investigate Jan. 6 would do what Kevin McCarthy has done

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No one who actually wants to investigate Jan. 6 would do what Kevin McCarthy has done

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7/23/21
On Wednesday, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., withdrew every Republican he nominated for the special select committee to investigate the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. He said he was yanking his nominees because House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., had gone “further than anyone's gone before” in vetoing two of his picks for the panel, and he declared the entire effort to gather crucial information about that fateful day a politicized “sham.” But McCarthy’s actions were the culmination of what was always a bad faith attempt to participate in the committee and one that was designed to try to flip the story of bipartisan norms on Democrats by manipulating credulous Beltway media. There’s simply no point in this story at which McCarthy can be seen as seriously interested in either understanding the events of Jan. 6 or holding people accountable for them. Back in May, he opposed the formation of a 9/11-style independent and bipartisan commission to investigate the storming of the Capitol. McCarthy rejected the commission, aligning with members of his party who openly confessed that any rehashing of the past would undermine Republicans’ fortunes in the 2022 midterm elections.

Now McCarthy is showing a similar disdain for the idea of seriously investigating Jan. 6 in his handling of the select committee in the House. His picks revealed more of an intention to subvert the committee than to participate in it: All five nominees had voted against creating the very committee they had been nominated for; three had voted against certifying the results of the 2020 presidential election after the storming of the Capitol; and out of those three, two of them — Reps. Jim Banks of Indiana and Jim Jordan of Ohio — also signed a legal brief requesting that the Supreme Court reject the 2020 election results. McCarthy tried to seize upon Pelosi’s actions as proof that the committee was not a truly bipartisan effort and that she was trying to rig its findings. But his framing was an inversion of the truth: She had barred Banks and Jordan precisely because they had openly announced that they had ambitions of undermining the committee. Banks and Jordan weren’t just predisposed to be hostile to the entire purpose of the committee — they signaled they would try to sabotage it.


Kudos to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for not allowing the 1/6 House Investigation to morph into a GOP conspiracy Clown-O-Rama.

Kevin McCarthy is approaching Jim Jordan sycophant territory.
 

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I think you got things mixed up. No one who actually wants to investigate Jan.6 honestly would do what Nancy Pelosi did.
 

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Teeth sucking Nancy was in charge of security and did not want to be asked the hard questions.
 

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No one who actually wants to investigate Jan. 6 would do what Kevin McCarthy has done

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Kudos to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for not allowing the 1/6 House Investigation to morph into a GOP conspiracy Clown-O-Rama.

Kevin McCarthy is approaching Jim Jordan sycophant territory.
No one who really wants to investigate Jan. 6 would tell the opposing party's leader of the house he can't nominate and seat the representatives he wants on the committee. Get real, Nancy Pelosi has developed into a marxist dictator who is ruining America.
 

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No one who really wants to investigate Jan. 6 would tell the opposing party's leader of the house he can't nominate and seat the representatives he wants on the committee. Get real, Nancy Pelosi has developed into a marxist dictator who is ruining America.
um, no.

Two of the people who the GOP wanted on the committee had made statements and taken actions that were concerning.

The fact that all 5 were pulled demonstrates the GOP's true intent. I'm sure they could have found two other people to replace the ones rejected...

In addition to making the committee dysfunctional, the purpose of placing those people on it was to protect them from the investigation - because committee members are typically not investigated in an investigation that they are participating in.

A classic fox watching the hen house senario.
 

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McCarthy showed some balls. Good for him for pulling the other three. Who is Pelosi to be dictating terms? It's obvious as to why she kicked a couple of Republicans to the curb. They might get too close to showing the truth...
 

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I think you got things mixed up. No one who actually wants to investigate Jan.6 honestly would do what Nancy Pelosi did.
I guess you forgot the part where months ago the democrats proposed a truly bipartisan committee where the dems picked their own; the republicans picked their own and no witness could be subpoenaed without bipartisan agreement? Ringing any bells?

McCarthy proved right there that the republicans want to do anything but in investigate 1/6. All the rest of this is obvious political posturing. In fact, given the opportunity the democrats offered months ago, it is frankly stunning that any of you have the gall to complain about what you are not being offered now.
 

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The aim of republicans was to blow up the investigation, so it seems reasonable to conclude that they shouldn’t be on the investigation.

But I’m not in law enforcement, so what do I know?
 

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McCarthy showed some balls. Good for him for pulling the other three. Who is Pelosi to be dictating terms? It's obvious as to why she kicked a couple of Republicans to the curb. They might get too close to showing the truth...
Your kidding right???

Republicans blocked every attempt at bipartisan investigations...

This was the last resort and Republicans turned it over to Nancy by default.

If Republicans wanted a say obstructionism was not tbe way that they should ha've taken...
 

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Teeth sucking Nancy was in charge of security and did not want to be asked the hard questions.


Another GOP meme.

The Respective House/Senate Sergeants at Arms were responsible for Capitol security, not Nancy Pelosi.
 

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I guess you forgot the part where months ago the democrats proposed a truly bipartisan committee where the dems picked their own; the republicans picked their own and no witness could be subpoenaed without bipartisan agreement? Ringing any bells?

It sure does. Mitch McConnell and the GOP side of the Senate filibustered the bill creating the 1/6 Commission.

Now that the investigation has wound up in the House, they're crying unfair.

They had their chance at 50/50 commission representation, but instead the GOP elected to filibuster.

Too bad so sad.
 

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McCarthy showed some balls. Good for him for pulling the other three. Who is Pelosi to be dictating terms? It's obvious as to why she kicked a couple of Republicans to the curb. They might get too close to showing the truth...
Her title is SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE. Try and keep up. She exercised the power given to her by the US constitution.

A title that loser McCarthy will never see.
 
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