Sure, Let's Have a New Republican J6 Select Committee

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Now that the rest of the J6 footage is being released, the American public can finally see what many of us already knew: The so-called “insurrection” was anything but. The riot that occurred at the U.S. Capitol building on that day was not the “worse than 9/11” catastrophe that the Democrats and their close friends and allies in the elite media wanted us to believe.

The revelations have received several different types of reactions. Members of the left-wing chattering class are busy trying to spin the matter faster than Rumpelstiltskin.

On the right, there has been a chorus of “I told you so” coming from those who could clearly see that the incident wasn’t what the left hyped it up to be. Meanwhile, many who were present on that day are still facing charges and convictions for exaggerated offenses for simply strolling around in the building.

Perhaps this is what motivated Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) to call on House Republicans to establish another Jan. 6 Select Committee to uncover the deceptions perpetuated about the riot.

You might recall when Democrats formed their own select committee to supposedly get to the bottom of what led to the riot. However, it did not take long to discern their true motive: To put on a show weaponizing the incident against former President Donald Trump and other Republicans. The circus they conducted had nothing to do with figuring out what happened on J6 and the events leading up to it. This was nothing more than a politically motivated endeavor.

From where I sit, turnabout is fair play and what’s good for the goose is good for the gander and all that jazz. Greene and Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) have been plastering social media with posts talking about how most of the footage shows MAGA supporters walking around peacefully in the Capitol building, something that has made folks like Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger upset.

Of particular note was footage showing Capitol Police encouraging people to walk through the halls. In one exchange, an officer uncuffed and then fist-bumped a suspect.

If anything, a Republican select committee could break the Democrats’ J6 narrative by focusing on the footage the Democrats left out during their political circus. The anti-Trump lawmakers insisted on only showing footage in which violence ensued in an effort to make it appear as if the incident was more dangerous than it actually was. Even further, they did their level best to tie the violence to Trump and his supporters.

A new committee could fill in the blanks that the Democrats left out, showing that most of those who were at the Capitol were not violent. In other words, it was a “mostly peaceful” protest. Moreover, perhaps it could shed more light on the reality that many of the prosecutions that ensued were motivated more by politics than by a quest for justice. The fact that there are currently people in cages for walking through a building is an egregious display of tyranny that should be exposed. If another select committee is the way to bring this to light, then so be it.

Will such an initiative finally bring about accountability? I wish I could be optimistic, but the reality is that it likely would not result in these people being punished directly. However, it could shed more light on the matter and provide yet another illustration showing how utterly corrupt our government is. At some point, when the public has enough examples, perhaps there will come a time when they finally become fed up and are willing to do something about it.


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