After a grueling six-month “investigation,” the anti-Trump House Select committee looking into the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol building is finally prepared to begin employing their findings in a desperate bid to help Democratic politicians perform better in the upcoming midterm elections. Over the next few months, they will unveil the details surrounding the incident and continue to remind us how very, very bad former President Donald Trump and his supporters are.
The Grio reported that members of the panel “interviewed more than 300 witnesses, collected tens of thousands of documents and traveled around the country to talk to election officials who were pressured by Donald Trump.”
Now, Democrats are set to launch their campaign to paint conservative candidates as the type of individuals who supported and participated in the assault on the Capitol building while also propping up Trump as their boogeyman to scare voters into their camp.
From The Grio:
In the coming months, members of the panel will start to reveal their findings against the backdrop of the former president and his allies’ persistent efforts to whitewash the riots and reject suggestions that he helped instigate them. The committee also faces the burden of trying to persuade the American public that their conclusions are fact-based and credible.
But the nine lawmakers — seven Democrats and two Republicans — are united in their commitment to tell the full story of Jan. 6, and they are planning televised hearings and reports that will bring their findings out into the open.
Their objective is “not only to show the severity of the riot but also to make a clear connection between the attack and Trump’s brazen pressure on the states and Congress to overturn Joe Biden’s legitimate election as president,” according to the news site.
So they’re going to use their findings as a political cudgel against the former president? How shocking.
The report notes that even though most of the “fundamental facts” of the riot are already known, the committee is promising to unveil critical details gleaned from “texts, emails, and phone records from people close to Trump.”
The committee is claiming it will also provide details about the financing of the rally that led to the riot and the actions of Trump as the hostilities erupted. The author of The Grio’s report laments the fact that “[t]rue accountability may be fleeting” because “congressional investigations are not criminal cases,” while ignoring the fact that the 700+ individuals involved in the incident are facing jail time.
Members of the anti-Trump panel seem excited at the prospect of taking yet another shot at him and his supporters. Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) said he thinks “The challenge that we face is that the attacks on our democracy are continuing – they didn’t come to an end on Jan. 6.”
Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY), whose entire platform is dedicated to feeding her Trump Derangement Syndrome, said she believes the probe “is one of the single most important congressional investigations in history.”
Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), who also does little other than whine about how bad the Orange Man is, lauded the bipartisan nature of the investigation, leaving out the fact that every single member of the committee is anti-Trump regardless of party. “I think part of the reason we’ve gone so fast and have been so effective so far is because we’ve decided and we have the ability to do this as a nonpartisan investigation,” he said.
Jan. 6 is going to be the centerpiece of the Democrats’ overall strategy when it comes to keeping power in the House and Senate. It is the entire reason the House Select Committee was formed in the first place. It is highly doubtful the information they release over the next few months will turn up much in the way of significant details. This is because it was never about the riot in the first place, it was always about weaponizing the incident.
One can’t blame the Democrats for resorting to exploiting the incident. There is not much they can offer in the way of arguments. The fact is, the American public has no real reason to allow Democrats to dominate Congress. There is no Trump on the ballot no matter how badly the left wants us to believe it, meaning there is no monster for people to vote against. Moreover, left-leaning lawmakers have failed to pass meaningful legislation. President Joe Biden’s presidency up until this point has been an unmitigated disaster, and it does not appear this trend will turn around anytime in the near future.
The Democrats’ failure to perform has necessitated the continued use of the Jan. 6 riot as a cudgel to be wielded against Republicans. It’s a desperate move given that Americans are more concerned about kitchen table issues than they are about a bunch of thugs getting froggy at the Capitol building. But at this point, what other options do the Democrats have?