If “malicious” is a religion, it would fully explain the piety of the Republican leadership’s approach to creating a committee investigating the January 6 attack on the US Capitol.
House Democratic Party Offered multiple concessions Republican negotiator chosen by House minority leader Kevin McCarthy.But after former President Donald Trump lowered his thumb Last Tuesday night, McCarthy not only opposed the proposal, but also had his team work to get Republicans. I disagree with it. But Congressman Greg Pence – Former Vice President Mike Pence’s brother, January 6th man The mob wanted to be hanged – I voted against it.Meanwhile, Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell Undecided After Trump’s Kibosh.
Trump is still running the Republican Party
For the most bald political reasons, it makes sense for the Republicans to oppose the January 6th Commission. No one would have claimed that an attack would have occurred if Trump had called his fans and followers to a rally and then sent them to the Houses of Parliament. And Trump still runs the Republican Party. Don’t you believe me Ask Liz Cheney.
During the arrest and prosecution of hundreds The former president was affected by launching the most direct attack on democracy in American history, suspected of actually breaking the Capitol to thwart the orderly end of Trump’s defeat. not.And he receives Taxpayer subsidy for his family And business.
Meanwhile, huge Questions about riots remain.. This is because the Pentagon has seen the Capitol breached on television, but has delayed the dispatch of National Guard, and Trump’s closest ally has planned and executed the invasion. Includes what kind of contact you have with a group like the Proud Boys that seems to be.
Americans still don’t have the true meaning of range or the role of the Trump White House in an attack that “should be burned into the American mind as firmly as 9/11 because it was the scale of the impact on the system.” Hmm Once said Republican George F. Will..We need a 9.11 type of committee, so at least the multi-year efforts of Trump and his allies Undermine our elections It is written in the history of January 6th.
Instead, Republicans are not only encouraging Trump to plan another attack on our constitution, but they are also engaged in national voting restraint. Efforts to confirm it when he runs in 2024, He can regain power – whether he wins the election or not.And as part of this effort, some Republicans Trying to exempt the person concerned As a “tourist” or “peaceful patriot” in the January 6 attack.The majority of Republicans claim that they believe the attack was caused by left-wing protesters. Make playing cards “bad looking”. It’s like you want to investigate!
Mark the calendar. January 6, 2025 may be the day when American democracy dies
If a minority in the Republican Senate interferes with the creation of the Commission on January 6, they are joining the Trump rebellion on the floor of the US Senate. And if they do, Senate Republicans will effectively force the Democratic majority to choose between democracy and mysterious Senate rules designed to undermine democracy.
The choice should be easy.
The big lie that encouraged the attack on January 6 raised the Confederate flag and said, “Camp AuschwitzInvaded our temple of freedom, Feces painted on the wall.. It is now a crusade that strengthens Republican decades-old efforts to save Trump’s enthusiastic ego and maintain political power by restricting access to ballots.
Circuit Court Judge who ruled North Carolina law in 2016 I explained it as follows Targeting “almost surgically accurate African-Americans,” “imposing cures for problems that did not exist.” Adding other democratic voters to the mix is a Republican strategy.
Save democracy, not filibuster
Big lie is not just a lie. It’s a cookbook. And all the recipes are about submitting a fair election in places where Republicans can’t or don’t want to compete.
The· Filibuster and minority rules it enforces Americans have confirmed that big lies thrive, as they did in earlier slavery and racism. Filibuster can prevent the Democratic Party from voting for or against HR1. Drastic election reform Bill or amendment to voting rights law Burned down since 2013..
West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin, one of the most violent defenders of Democratic filibuster, was disappointed with Republican plans to thwart the committee and was still “as of last week.10 good solid patriots“Among the 50 Republicans in the Senate – the number of 50 Democrats in the Chamber of Commerce needed to stop filibuster and move on to vote.
If 10 Republicans can’t help a committee investigating a violent mob who wants to break into their workplace and lynch their Vice President, there’s no reason to invite them to join democracy. Moreover, it has the power to tighten it with a vise. ..
word “Filibuster” never appears in our constitution.. Our founding document states that Senators are “bound by oaths or commitments to uphold this Constitution,” and are therefore the rule of law in our country. If the Republican Party breaks its oath, the Democratic Party must break the filibuster. eternally.
Ann Arbor, Michigan-based writer Jason Sutler is a member of USA TODAY’s Contribution Committee and host of the “The GOTMFV Show” podcast. Follow him on Twitter: @LOLGOP
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This article was originally published in USA TODAY: Kill Senate Filibuster, Not Capitol Riot Committee on January 6