Republicans are like street-smart mongrels. Democrats are like that big Irish setter who loves everybody. As far as we are concerned, the Democrats are far too laid back with so much on the line, you know, like our Democracy. When Senate Minority Leader Mitch Grim Reaper McConnell (R-KY) wanted a Supreme Court justice, he pretzeled the filibuster. When he wanted another one, he stole it from President Barack Obama. This is how the Dems are doing business.
When the January 6 failed coup took place, all of the members of Congress were frightened, as they should have been, well, with the exception of Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) who only fears aliens. If circumstances were reversed, old Grim would have had a 9/11 commission into events within 24 hours and one more for Secretary Hillary Clinton’s emails, just to snap things up.
Tuesday night, sources reported that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) was finally going to form a select committee to investigate the events. They were wrong.
Pelosi greeted reporters with this response Wednesday morning, MSN reported:
‘No, I did not make that announcement. Somebody put out a false report.’
A Democratic source said that she had announced to the Democratic Steering and Policy Committee her intention to form a special congressional committee to investigate events leading up to, during, and after January 6’s attempted coup.
Spokesperson for Pelosi, Drew Hammill, said that she had not reached a solution. The Speaker had only brought up the possibility as an option. He tweeted:
‘Speaker Pelosi told Members she plans to announce WHETHER she will create a select committee THIS WEEK. Her preference continues to be a bipartisan commission which Senate Republicans are blocking.’
The longer the Speaker waits, the more difficult it will become for everyone involved. And why the wait?
Donald Trump sent an open invitation to his followers, and when between 8,000 and 10,000 of them arrived, he ginned them up to a fevered pitch. Once that was accomplished, he told them that he would lead them to the Capitol. Instead, he went to the White House, brought out the popcorn, candy, and Cokes to watch his own action-packed drama unfold on TV.
When asked politely to form a 9/11 Commission, the GOP turned the Democrats down flat. Now, Mitch and friends have had time to reframe the insurrection out of existence.
Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Susan Collins (R-ME) have kept doggedly trying to get bipartisanship to no avail. MSN reported:
‘That effort remains a long shot, however, and House Democrats are eyeing several ways of having Congress take the investigative lead. The select committee appears to be the favorite. But some lawmakers are also pushing to have one sitting committee, such as House Homeland Security, take the lead.’
Another option was letting an existing committee take on the project.
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