As the House committee investigating the Capitol riot continues its work, former President Donald Trump keeps raging against it on a near-daily basis.
Over the weekend, he took to his alternative social media platform Truth Social to seemingly suggest House GOP leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) may seek to disband the committee. Trump didn’t outright mention the possibility, but he spoke of potential “strong action” from McCarthy — and it doesn’t take a particularly dramatic leap to imagine McCarthy moving to eliminate the panel (assuming it’s still in operation) if he becomes House Speaker after the midterms as a likely real-world example of such a thing.
“Kevin McCarthy is working hard on exposing the fraud that is the January 6th Unselect Committee,” Trump said Sunday. “No due process, no cross-examination, no “Our Side” witnesses allowed. Over 1,000 interviews but only negative snippets from a few are released. It’s a Kangaroo Court, and Kevin gets it, far more than people understand. I think you’ll see some strong action from Kevin McCarthy and others because, after Russia, Russia, Russia, Impeachment Hoax #1, Impeachment Hoax #2, the Mueller “No Collusion” Witch Hunt, and others, they’ve all had it—and our Country has had it too. We all want to see America be Great Again, and these political investigations and made-up fairy tales do exactly the opposite, plus they take up a lot of time, energy, and money.”
“The people of our Country are disgusted, and they get it better than anybody—that’s why, shockingly, despite all of the lies, Fake News, and fabrication of facts, my polls are higher than they’ve ever been before,” Trump added on Sunday. “MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!” It certainly sounds at this point that he’s intending to run for president again, although he’s yet to publicly confirm as much for whatever reason.
“The Unselect Committee of Political Hacks and Thugs is yet another Radical Left Democrat Scam used to Criminalize Politics and try, against all hope, to change what will be totally disastrous results in the 2022 and 2024 Elections,” Trump added in another post. In actuality, polling indicates Democrats could hold onto the Senate even assuming the perceived likelihood of Republicans winning the House reflects what’ll actually happen. “They should not be allowed to get away with it any longer! Are you listening Republicans, are you listening America?” Trump angrily continued this weekend.
He also accused Nancy Pelosi of potentially wishing for something like the Capitol riot to happen. “Why is it that the Unselect Committee of Political Hacks refuses to investigate the fact that Crazy Nancy Pelosi rejected my strong recommendation, through the Secretary of Defense and others, of 10,000+ troops for Capitol Protection, three days before January 6th?” he asked. There’s no apparent evidence that Pelosi did any such thing — and she doesn’t even have the authority to have blocked Trump from protecting the Capitol with troops.
Discussing the period before January 6, Politifact explains: “The Pentagon communicated with the Capitol Police to see if they would require further assistance, the documents show, but no additional requests were made; the Senate report said the Capitol Police Board members “did not appear to be fully familiar with the statutory and regulatory requirements for requesting National Guard support.”” That board includes a member who reports to the House Speaker — and another who reports to the Senate Majority Leader, who was Mitch McConnell at the time. There was no rejection or block; there was a reported absence of requests for additional National Guard assistance for January 6. Trump still could’ve done it, according to readily available info.
“Why is she not being accused?” Trump ranted, referring to Pelosi. “Did she want this to happen? By her lack of action, did she incite the doings of January 6th? Was she, in fact, hoping for a Real Insurrection (one where they actually brought guns) thinking it would be a wonderful thing for her and her sick political ambitions?” What on earth is Trump talking about? There were guns in the crowd participating in the Capitol attack. Where on earth did he get the notion there weren’t? How detached from reality really is he? At this rate, he’s about to say it’s actually still 2019 after all, he’s still president, and 2020 to 2022 just never actually happened.