Monday on CNN’s The Lead, failed presidential candidate Rep. Ted Lieu declared that any Republicans in Congress who are found after an investigation to have “incited” the brief chaos at Capitol Hill last week should be prosecuted.
“I support both Representatives Cori Bush and Tom Malinowski and their efforts [to expel House members who voted to overturn election votes], Lieu said. I also note incitement to insurrection is a federal crime. So anyone who incites insurrection should be investigated and prosecuted. No one is above the law, not the president and not members of Congress. So I hope federal prosecutors and the FBI are looking at what some of these Republican members of Congress did to have January 6th happen.”
“I think there should be an investigation of what some members of Congress did, and depending on what they did, I believe if they incited insurrection, they should be prosecuted,” he added.
Asked if he meant an investigation by the House Ethics Committee or the FBI, Lieu replied, “Both. The House should investigate some of these Republican members as well as federal law enforcement.”
This is idiotic. Neither the President nor anyone in Congress incited any of the Capitol Hill chaos, but Democrats suddenly are the party that claims to care about law and order and punishing rioters.