Why Pelosi Just Can't Quit Jan. 6

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There are never-ending stories and there are never-ending stories. There is no better example of the latter than Nancy Pelosi’s continuing obsession with the January 6 Capitol “insurrection” and her subsequent silly Jan. 6 witch hunt. Now, we learn that Madam Speaker plans to continue her “hearings” into the new year.

Publicly.

The question is, why? Pelosi’s Stage 4 Trump Derangement Syndrome affliction has raged for at least five years, everybody knows that. But at least when the Russian “collusion” nonsense finally and conclusively proved to be a hoax, she mostly let it go. At least, publicly. But Jan 6. occupies a different twisted crevasse of Pelosi’s Trump-riddled brain. Or does it? Might she simply be using Jan. 6 to try to deflect from Biden’s disastrous presidency? I report, you decide.

Either way, Pelosi’s Jan. 6 band plays on.

As reported by The Washington Post, the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack plans to begin holding public hearings in the new year to “tell the story of the insurrection from start to finish while crafting an ample interim report on its findings by summer, as it shifts into a more public phase of its work.”

The committee will continue to collect information and seek testimony from willing witnesses and those who have been reluctant — a group that now includes Republican members of Congress — as it decides whether to recommend that the Justice Department pursue charges against anyone involved, “shockingly” including Donald Trump.

In addition, the committee is considering whether legislative proposals are needed to “help prevent valid election results from being overturned in the future.” (Stacey Abrams and Hillary Clinton were unavailable for comment.)

Democrat Committee Chairman Bennie G. Thompson said in a recent interview, as noted by WaPo:

We have to address it — our families, our districts, and our country demand that we get as much of the causal effects of what occurred and come up with some recommendations for the House so that it won’t ever happen again.

Uh-huh, Bennie. Now do Black Lives Matter “peaceful protests.”

The amount of data Pelosi’s ridiculous show trial has collected to date is “massive,” as WaPo noted.

The committee has taken in a massive amount of data — interviewing more than 300 witnesses, announcing more than 50 subpoenas, obtaining more than 35,000 pages of records and receiving hundreds of telephone leads through the Jan. 6 tip line, according to aides familiar with the matter who, like others, spoke on the condition of anonymity to describe details of the panel’s work.

Yet Pelosi just can’t quit Jan. 6. Said a senior committee aide, as transcribed by WaPo:

We want to tell it from start to finish over a series of weeks, where we can bring out the best witnesses in a way that makes the most sense. Our legacy piece and final product will be the select committee’s report.

The question remains, why doesn’t Pelosi realize the horse is dead and let it go? Because she can’t. Because she needs it. Desperately, so.

Consider:

Congressional Democrats are likely facing a 2022 midterm drubbing that will make their horrible performance in the 2020 elections look like a walk in the park. As I reported earlier this month, the number of House Democrats announcing retirement — like rats fleeing a sinking ship — continues to mount. Thing is, they are fleeing a sinking ship — HMS Pelosi.

And why wouldn’t they? The disastrous Biden presidency has been beset by self-inflicted crisis after self-inflicted crisis. The Biden Economy is handicapped by Bidenflation. COVID continues to rage after Biden’s hollow promise more than a year ago to “shut it down.”

As I reported earlier, China is now using Biden’s meaningless pledge against him, as well.

The list goes on.

The Biden Afghanistan Debacle. The Biden Border Crisis. The Biden Biden Crisis of confusion, and ineptitude on a scale that makes Jimmy Carter look like the greatest president in the history of the country. Speaking of Carter, he lived long enough to realize he was only the second-worst president in history.

So Pelosi instinctively chose to do what Democrats always do when they fail: deflect and lie. When Democrats have no winning issues on which to run, they weaponize the levers of government to seek retribution against political opponents, as noted by The Federalist.

And what better issue to exploit to weaponize her House Democrat Caucus, calculates Pelosi, than by continuing to beat the worn-out drum of Jan. 6. Surely there are enough TDS-riddled Democrats and Never-Trump Republicans out there, she believes, to continue to score enough political points to make a difference. Is she right? It depends on whom you ask.

According to the results of a UMass/Amhurst poll released on Tuesday, respondents were less likely to describe participants in the attack as “rioters,” than in previous polls, with 50 percent opting for that description from a list in December, down from 54 percent in April. The poll found similarly that respondents in December were less likely to select the descriptor “insurrectionists.”

Notably, according to the poll, support for Pelosi’s never-ending investigation and prosecution of the participants softened from 52 percent to 46 percent. in the latest poll. Among those who voted for Biden in 2020, however, 91 support the ongoing effort while 53 percent of Trump voters oppose it.

But again, Pelosi’s calculation has zero to do with numbers in polls and everything to do with the Biden Crisis — and beyond.

Let’s assume Biden does the right thing for the country and decides against running for reelection — which there is zero indication as this time that he will do. Then what? Kamala Harris? Bernie Sanders? Hillary Two-Time Loser Clinton, one of the worst presidential candidates in modern history?

It all “almost” explains Pelosi’s never-ending obsession with Jan. 6 and all things Donald Trump.