House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is focusing on the wrong riots according to a recent poll reported by The Daily Wire.
The report stated that a considerable majority of Americans want the House speaker to be focused on investigating the riots that sprang up in the wake of the death of George Floyd more than those that took place in January of 2020 in Washington D.Cc.
“One-third more Americans believe Congress should hold investigative hearings about last summer’s ‘Black Lives Matter protests that sparked violence’ than think lawmakers ought to probe the riot at the capitol on January 6,” the Daily Wire reported.
Two out of three likely voters in the United States said they felt Congress should open an official investigation into “the violent protests” that spread across the nation, bringing with it death and destruction, for months last summer.
Less than half of Americans, roughly 49 percent, supported the House’s investigation into the D.C. riot in which rioters protesting the 2020 presidential election results stormed the capitol.
The speaker was already in a tenuous situation as she faces a very narrow and literal interpretation of “bipartisan” with controversial and centric Republicans, but her ills may be only growing in the face of this new data.
As it turns out, about “Sixty-seven percent (67%) of whites, 64% of black voters, 66% of Hispanics and 62% of other minorities think Congress should investigate the 2020 riots in U.S. cities,” reported Rasmussen Reports.
“Seventy-five percent (75%) of Republicans, 60% of Democrats and 63% of voters not affiliated with either major party say Congress should investigate last year’s violent protests.”
Voter sentiments make sense, considering that the George Floyd riots were thought to be the most expensive riots in United States history, costing insurance companies an estimated $1 billion to $2 billion.