House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is pulling out all the stops in her feverish efforts to form a “bipartisan” Jan. 6 commission to, once again, investigate the events that led up to and took place at the U.S. Capitol earlier this year.
According to an op-ed published by Joe Concha for The Hill, Pelosi’s formation of the “bipartisan” commission, for which she has chosen a number of staunch, anti-Trump Republicans who likely won’t ask the same questions about her role in that day’s tragic events, is the speaker’s last reach to retain her power before Republican storm the 2022 midterm elections and retire her.
“Note: The formation of a commission has bipartisan support. The tragic and chilling events of 1/6 are as worthy of any commission our leaders have put together in the past. But such a commission needs to be free of the kind of ultra-partisan politics on which Pelosi has built her soon-to-be-over career,” Concha wrote.
As Concha pointed out, where Pelosi lost a vast majority of bipartisan support for such a commission is when she rejected several GOP lawmakers, such as Reps. Jim Jordan (R-OH) and Jim Banks (R-IN), who undoubtedly would have taken Pelosi to task on the security failures that would eventually lead to the protesters overrunning the Capitol building, among other tough questions.
“Due to the rules of the United States Capitol, the power structure of the Capitol, Nancy Pelosi, the Speaker of the House, has more control and authority and responsibility over the leadership of the Capitol Police than anyone else in the United States Capitol,” Banks said in the wake of being rejected from the commission.
The lawmaker added: “So she doesn’t want us to ask these questions because at the end of the day, she is ultimately responsible for the breakdown of security at the Capitol that happened on Jan. 6.”
Rounding out Pelosi’s idea of a “bipartisan” Jan. 6 commission includes the addition of Reps. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) and Liz Cheney (R-WY), both of whom are about as Republican-thinking as Barack Obama.
“If Cheney or Kinzinger are truly the patriots speaking truth to power that they claim to be, they should ask the same questions Banks intended to before being nixed by Pelosi,” Concha wrote.
Concha went on to point out a long list of recent polls that clearly indicate the Democratic Party is in serious trouble heading into next year’s election, and concluded by writing, “The 1/6 commission and all the theatrics that most of cable news will hype to the tilt won’t change what’s coming.”