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What the January 6 Committee Might Have Been - Victor Davis Hanson


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Congress should investigate fully the January 6 riot at the Capitol—and similar recent riots at iconic federal sites.

But unfortunately, it never will. Why not?

The current committee is not bipartisan. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) forbade Republican nominees traditionally selected by the House minority leader to serve on the committee. 


No speaker had ever before rejected the minority party’s nominees to a select House committee. 

Pelosi’s own cynical criteria for Republican participation were twofold: Any willing minority Republican members had to have voted to impeach Donald Trump while having no realistic chance of being reelected in 2022. 

Of some 210 Republican House members, that left just Representatives Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) and Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) who were willing and able to fit Pelosi’s profile. 

A real investigation would have ignited argumentation, cross-examination, and disagreements— the sort of give-and-take for which congressional committees are famous.


In contrast, the January 6 show trial features no dissenting views. Its subtext was right out of the Soviet minister of Internal Affairs Lavrentiy Pavlovich Beria’s credo: “Show me the man and I’ll show you the crime”. 

If Donald Trump was not considering a third run for the presidency, would the committee even have existed?

Its slick Hollywood-produced optics demonstrate that the committee has no interest in inconvenient facts. Why did a Capitol officer lethally shoot a petite unarmed woman entering a Capitol window? And why was the officer’s identity and, indeed all information about his record, withheld from the public? :snip:

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June 20 2022

Dave Rubin of “The Rubin Report” talks to the CEO of Truth Social Devin Nunes about why the January 6 committee can’t be trusted, the big tech backlash against social media, how Truth Social is fighting censorship in social media, and the dangers of social media algorithms and Tik Tok on Gen Z. In this clip Devin discusses the claims Democrats are making concerning January 6 and right wing violence. Devin points out some questions that Democrats like Nancy Pelosi seem unwilling to answer. He also explains why voters should be skeptical of any narratives from the same people who pushed the Russia collusion hoax to frame Donald Trump.

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And now I presents on televised insane asylum MSNBC

June 20 2022 The next Jan. 6 public hearing will focus on Donald Trump and his campaign’s fraudulent electors plot to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election. The hearing will take place amid reports that the lawyers pushing the plot were aware they did not have the law on their side. At the same time, Mike Pence has spoken out for the first time since the hearings revealed Trump welcomed his assassination. MSNBC’s *Chief Legal Correspondent Ari Melber reports on the new evidence emerging in the probe and Pence’s comments on the insurrection. 


* and spiffy dresser!

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