Instead of defeating the House Republicans, the dramatic testimony given at the first hearing of the selection committee on January 6 doubled the criticism that the investigation was purely political.
Important reason: Remarks indicate that many Republicans (most of whom did not see Tuesday’s hearing) dismissed the proceedings as partisan witch hunts, regardless of the panel’s final findings.
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News promotion: Axios spoke with the following Republican lawmakers: Graphic details It was deployed by four policemen on the scene during the Parliamentary attack. Some other members avoided the question altogether.
Almost everyone said they respected the police officers who testified, but opposition to the Commission’s investigation remained unchanged.
Instead, Republicans rejected Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) Two of the five appointments Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) Made to the Panel. Continues to oppose.
They also told Axios that they believe that the Democratic Party’s goal is to use investigations to hurt their party and Donald Trump, and to blame both what happened.
Many — including McCarthy and other speakers At a press conference prior to the hearing — I tried to shift my focus to the security failure that led to the Capitol breach.
They blamed Pelosi. They said Pelosi was as responsible for the security of the Capitol as the then Senate leader Mitch McConnell (Republican).
Some Republican critics criticized President Trump for using such troops to quell Black Lives Matter’s protests, after which she and DC Mayor Muriel Bowser enforced heavy federal law. He accused him of concern about his optical and military presence.
What they are saying:
Before withdrawing all picks, Congressman Rodney Davis (Republican), McCarthy first appointed to the Commission, said: Magnificent proportion failure … due to the leadership failure of this institution. “
Mo Brooks, a Republican, running for Alabama Senator, told Axios Sarah Mucha: This group of people organized by Nancy Pelosi? “
Rep. Matt Gaetz (Republican): “She kicked off Jim Jordan. It can’t be recognized as anything other than a party.”
Debbie Lesko (R-Wis.): “Chair Peroshi has launched a partisan circus. It’s sad that Congress has the opportunity to provide answers to the American people, but the authoritarian Speaker of the House is partisan about pursuing the facts. I put the story of. “
What we are hearing: Discussions are being held in a closed room on a potential Republican-led investigation into the January 6 incident.
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