In a recent interview with CNN’s Dana Bash, Bennie Thompson, chairman of Speaker Pelosi’s Kangaroo Select Committee looking into the Capitol Hill riot, revealed that the conclusion of the so-called investigation has already been determined.
Thompson said that the purpose of the one-sided Select Committee is to yet determine what took place on January 6, 2021. Thompson went on to say that the Committee needed to decide if it was some sort of organic “comedy-of-errors” or an organized insurrection … even an attempted coup. That sounded appropriate – something every American can support. An open-minded investigation.
But then Thompson revealed the truth. They are not investigating to find out what went on. They are compiling a dossier to express what they have already decided. They are not looking for the facts, but to build a mendacious political narrative for the sole purpose of influencing the 2022 elections.
We know the Committee’s purpose in the fact that it is not truly bipartisan. In an unprecedented move, Pelosi rejected Republicans appointed by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy – and in an even bolder abuse of political power, selected two Republicans who were supportive of Pelosi’s objective.
Anyone with an average sense of objectivity can easily see that the Committee is neither interested in or capable of undertaking a fair investigation. It is like going to court and finding that only the prosecution can speak, call witnesses, and submit evidence.
In his most recent interview, Thompson determined that what happened on Capitol Hill was … as he told Bash, an “insurrection, I call it” – as do many of his Democrat colleagues and members of the left-wing media. That should be the purpose of the inquiry – but they already reached their own politically motivated conclusion.
Thompson further committed himself to the prejudged verdict. He said the Committee had to determine if it was a “comedy of errors” or an insurrection. When pressed by Bash to give his opinion, Thompson said, “It was not a “comedy-of-errors.” Again, a conclusion.
To understand the kangaroo quality of this committee – in addition to its makeup – is the fact that it operates outside of any concept of fairness or any rules-of-law that serve to protect the rights of the accused.
There are no rules-of-evidence. Virtually every accusation and supportive testimony is hearsay – and would never be allowed in a court-of-law. The Committee members operate as prosecutors and judges – and the laws covering perjury do not apply. They literally announce the conclusions on a daily basis – and their media cronies are more than willing to play co-prosecutors.
The entire purpose of the Committee is to influence public opinion ahead of the 2022 midterm elections. The Committee has no power to indict anyone for a crime. We saw how members of congressional committees and the media were unrestrained in their multi-year claim that the Trump campaign colluded with Russians in meddling in the 2016 election only to have the Mueller investigation disprove that bogus contention.
We are seeing the same movie again. They call it an insurrection even though none of the hundreds of persons arrested for the assault on the Capitol have been charged with insurrection.
Thompson has announced that the Committee will not wait until they complete their investigation to issue their findings – in what he calls an “interim report.” That is because they will not be able to hear all the witnesses before the November midterm election – and THAT is what all this insurrections, coup attempts, sedition and future threats to the survival of the American Republic is all about – politics.
They talk about future violence and attempted coups even though there are no indications of such actions. In fact, the law enforcement agencies have stated that they have no “credible threats” at his moment. Just as the predicted violence at the time of the one-month anniversary did not happen. Remember the Democrats claims that insurrectionists would be taking to the streets in cities across the nation. Did not happen.
They remind me of the iconic fellow on the street corner predicting the end of the world. He differs from the Democrat soothsayers in the he will eventually be right … in a few billon years.
So far, the sky-is-falling strategy is not working. Democrat popularity is plummeting.
The riot was bad – and those who engaged should be punished – but the Republic was never in any threat of collapse. And will not be even if Republicans clean up in the 2022 midterm elections. And THAT is what Democrats fear more than global warming.
So, there ‘tis.