Democrats have fully embraced the concept of the big lie and now they will be putting on a spectacle to shore it up. They’re set to create a “9/11 style” commission to investigate the so-called “insurrection” at the U.S. Capitol.
Nancy Pelosi has long been pushing for this travesty, along with the circus-like atmosphere that it will be given by the media. On Friday, the only remaining obstacle was removed when feckless GOP Rep. John Katko caved.
As the ranking member on the House Homeland Security Committee, the New York Republican agreed to allow Pelosi and the Dems to abuse their powers. They plan on hauling Trump supporters – and perhaps the former POTUS himself – before the commission in what has all of the makings of a show trial directly out of Stalinist Russia.
Katko had issued a statement in January condemning Trump, who he blamed for events that were wildly blown out of proportion. Nonetheless, the false narrative of what Pelosi brazenly lied was an “armed insurrection” has endured thanks to the media and malicious actors like Liz Cheney.
In a statement spiking the ball after Katko’s negotiated surrender, Dem Homeland Security Chair Bennie Thompson laughably referred to Congress as the “citadel of democracy”. This in spite the legislative body having dismal approval ratings with ordinary Americans outside of deep blue coastal Democrat strongholds.
Pelosi hailed the agreement and railed against what she described as an attack on our “temple of democracy.”
Pelosi Statement on Bipartisan Agreement on January 6 Commissionhttps://t.co/Zr8jjCgjJ0
— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) May 14, 2021
“On January 6, one of the darkest days in our history, our temple of democracy was attacked by insurrectionists. The gleeful desecration of our Capitol resulted in multiple deaths, physical harm to over 140 members of law enforcement and terror and trauma among staff, support workers and Members“, she said in a statement.
What Pelosi left out is that the “multiple deaths” included three Trump supporters who died of apparent natural causes. Additionally, the Capitol police officer who also died of natural causes after fake news reports that he had been bludgeoned to death with a fire extinguisher. Lastly, a female Air Force veteran and supporter of Trump who was gunned down execution-style by a still-unidentified assailant.
Pelosi laid it on thick, “It is imperative that we seek the truth of what happened on January 6 with an independent, bipartisan 9/11-type Commission to examine and report upon the facts, causes and security relating to the terrorist mob attack. Thanks to Homeland Security Chairman Bennie Thompson and Ranking Member John Katko, today a bipartisan agreement to form such a commission has been reached, with legislation to create it set to reach the Floor as soon as next week.”
The deal comes two days after House Republicans voted to remove Cheney from her House leadership position. The embattled Wyoming congresswoman who has been at the tip of the spear of the RINO war against Trump and his supporters tweeted her approval.
I applaud Reps. Thompson and Katko for working together to establish a commission to investigate the January 6th attack on the Capitol.https://t.co/zH5N4FN9UW
— Rep. Liz Cheney (@RepLizCheney) May 14, 2021
Cheney also called for the new commission to subpoena GOP House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, payback for his going along with her ouster as the No. 3 Republican in the House.
Meanwhile, America is sliding into the economic abyss under Joe Biden with his already disastrous policies. Congress is still consumed with revenge against Trump, and they seek to use any means necessary to deny him a 2024 White House run.