Did anyone watch the made-for-TV drama regarding the January 6 “insurrection”? Apparently, according to The Washington Post, nearly 19 million viewers tuned in, myself included. I was on the fence about viewing these “hearings” but was curious if there would’ve been any tangible questions asked during the farce. Of course, I was severely disappointed in how one-sided and partisan the entire hearing was.
For example, I was hoping someone would ask why Speaker Pelosi ignored the order from President Trump to activate the National Guard during the counting and objections of the electoral vote count by Congress?
Another question that should have been asked and answered was why was the Capitol Police not notified by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi or Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser regarding the information of possible threats they received through Federal Law Enforcement?
A third question never asked during this “hearing” was why the Capitol Police were so severely understaffed on Jan 6, as reported by the Inspector-General’s Office in their report published in March of 2021?
What the viewers got, however, from this Commission is exactly what we got from President Trump’s second “impeachment”. A big heaping pile of partisan hyperbole.
“Rep. Jim Banks, R-Ind., said Thursday’s prime-time broadcast of the House select Jan. 6 committee hearings will be a highly partisan event full of needless theater… The hearings have nothing to do with ‘security at the Capitol. … It’s all about politics,’ Banks told Newsmax host Eric Bolling on Thursday.”
What I saw was a complete sham, and a poorly executed one to boot. House Representative. Liz Cheney has asserted that the attack was part of an “extremely well-organized” conspiracy with President Trump at the head of it all. The “evidence” she produced during her opening statement was hackneyed, incomplete, sloppy, and unsubstantiated.
“Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) presented the Democratic majority’s case against former President Trump in the first public hearing of the January 6 Committee on Thursday by claiming Capitol Police were hit with ‘violence provoked by Donald Trump’… that Trump provoked the violence in a general sense, by telling supporters that the election had been stolen and that they could stop its certification.”
I’m having a sense of deja-vu, as that charge was the basis of Trump’s second “impeachment” trial, where he was acquitted. If there is any doubt that these “fact-finding missions” of the House Committee are pure political theatre, don’t take my word for it. Take it from the highly partisan, left-leaning New York Times that this is the case.
“Jan. 6 Hearings Give Democrats a Chance to Recast Midterm Message… With their majority at stake, Democrats plan to use the six high-profile hearings to refocus voters’ attention on Republicans’ role in the attack.”
This is the kind of draconian and deceptive political embroidery we’d expect from any number of totalitarian regimes, not from the United States of America. Instead of seeking ways to alleviate the suffering of Americans at the hands of the political elite who are responsible for many of our national woes, they focus on using a deceptive, illusory, and misleading narrative to hold onto their perceived power. Now that sounds like seditious insurrection to me. More so than what they’ve accused President Trump of.