After the MAGA rioters stormed the US Capitol on Jan. 6, hundreds of Trump supporters have been arrested, but there are roadblocks with the investigation into what happened. Five people died due to the storming of the Capitol, and 140 police officers were injured. Congress is pursuing an independent investigation into the deadly insurrection that shocked the world. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi reiterated her call for a commission to investigate the deadly attack, writing a letter to colleagues dated 100 days after the insurrection, CBS News reports.
“On this 100th day, we are determined to seek the truth of January 6th. To do so, we must have a January 6th Commission. To that end, we have once again sent a proposal for such a Commission to the Republicans, modeled after the 9/11 Commission,” Pelosi said about the bipartisan, independent panel created in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
But, that pursuit of an investigation has hit a roadblock, the Washington Post reports.
“Congress’s pursuit of an independent investigation into the Jan. 6 siege is facing long odds, as bipartisan resolve to hold the perpetrators and instigators accountable erodes, and Republicans face sustained pressure to disavow that it was supporters of former president Donald Trump who stormed the U.S. Capitol,” the outlet reports.
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“Many rank-and-file Republicans have been forced to walk a political tightrope, as a majority still believe the election was stolen from Trump,” the report states. “The former president still wields outsize influence in the GOP, which is presently the minority party in Washington but is within striking distance of making a comeback in 2022 — if leaders can hold their ranks together.”
“Against that backdrop, the House may be running out of time to make its mark,” the report continues. “And yet the hurdles Pelosi is encountering on the way to establishing an independent commission are consistent with recent history.”
“It took Congress more than a year after the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, to establish the independent commission now held up as the gold standard of investigations,” the report adds. “Proponents had to overcome opposition from President George W. Bush and members of his administration, as well as squabbling over the body’s composition and mandate.”
Republicans have tried to have the commission include investigating Antifa even though that loosely-knit group had nothing to do with the Jan. 6 attack. Republicans are trying to distract us from Trump’s part in inciting the insurrection. Republicans appear to be afraid of what an investigation would reveal. Perhaps it’s that Trump deserved to be impeached for the deadly insurrection, and his supporters that took part in it tried to overturn a legitimate election. And all of this is happening because Republicans are afraid of hurting a malignant narcissist’s feelings.
You can read the full report here.
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