As we noted yesterday, amply be-chinned Mitch McConnell has decided that the GQP coverup of a violent coup attempt that killed five people —at his own workplace!— is A-OK. Ol’ Mitch said that he’ll oppose a bipartisan bill to establish a January 6 commission after all.
Mitch’s cowardly decision came after twice-impeached LOSER ex-prznint Stupid shocked the nation by announcing that he did not like being investigated for trying to overthrow the country, and from his mighty blog-like thingie demanded that the Coup Klux Klan lynch it. So bravely, ol’ MoscowMitch caved in to the man he hates.
Since January, the Coup Klux Klan has excused, downplayed, and rewritten what actually happened on January 6 to let Hair Füror escape responsibility, which is the story of his life.
Notably, Sen. Mike Rounds (R-SD), who said on Tuesday that he didn’t “want [the coup attempt] to be swept under any rug,” picked up a broom and began sweeping:
Capitol Police officers have released an unofficial statement expressing their “profound disappointment” in the GOP leaders they risked their lives to protect:
The letter said that “it is inconceivable that some of the Members we protect, would downplay the events of January 6th.”
“On Jan 6th where some officers served their last day in US Capitol Police uniform, and not by choice, we would hope that Members whom we took an oath to protect, would at the very minimum support an investigation to get to the bottom of EVERYONE responsible and hold them 100 percent accountable no matter the title of position they hold or held,” the letter said…“With these constant reminders, it is unconscionable to even think anyone could suggest, we need to move forward and get over it,” the officers said.
The best line: “It is a privileged assumption for Members to have the point of view that ‘it wasn’t that bad.’ That privilege exists because the brave men and women of the USCP protected you, the Members.”
The whole letter is maddening and heart breaking and the officers are right to be disappointed. I’d be enraged.
Anyway, the bill to establish a January 5 Commission passed 252-175 in the House last night with 35 Republicans voting in favor. It now goes to the Senate where finding 10 Republicans to support it will be a high bar. Axios says (weird formatting is theirs):
Why it matters: Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and GOP leadership oppose the commission, but 35 House Republicans voted in support of the bill, underscoring the fault lines within the party in the aftermath of the insurrection.
- The amount of Republican support makes it far more difficult for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to try and dismiss the commission outright as a partisan effort.
Mitch is going to have to have his wattles in a twist, but he shouldn’t: The Coup Klux Klan always puts party over country. He just won’t be able to call it a partisan witch hunt.
Play us off,
Keyboard Cat, er, Tim Ryan (H/T Scissorhead Purplehead)