Pelosi Fumes Over McCarthy’s Rejection of Jan. 6 Commission

Pelosi Fumes Over McCarthy’s Rejection of Jan. 6 Commission

May 19, 2021

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told reporters on Tuesday that she is disappointed with the “cowardice” of House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy for refusing to accept the proposed January 6 commission to be voted on this Wednesday.

“I’m very pleased that we have a bipartisan bill to come to the floor,” Pelosi said of the proposed commission to study and investigate the Jan. 6, 2021 breach of the Capitol. “And [it’s] disappointing but not surprising that the cowardice on the part of some on the Republican side not to want to find the truth.”

This came in response to McCarthy stating his position opposing the commission because Pelosi “falsely” claimed “in the press that she had delivered Republicans a counterproposal, when in reality her proposal would not surface until weeks later.”

“Republican requests for fair representation and an unbiased premise from which to begin such an investigation were always understood to be the starting point for bipartisan negotiations, not the end result,” he added.

There is no “unbiased premise” for an investigation. The entire concept of one is partisan, because the Democrats’ aim is to paint the Jan. 6 Capitol chaos as a planned insurrection incited by former President Trump. Their larger aim is not to address the issue of political violence in the country — in which case the real subject of the investigation should be the Marxist revolutionaries of Black Lives Matter and the anarchists of Antifa — but to demonize Trump supporters as domestic terrorists.

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