GOP to Take Down Jan. 6 Committee With Their Own Report

The Jan. 6 Committee will be releasing at least part of its final report on Monday, including its executive summary and eight chapters. The whole thing is reportedly 1000 pages long.

The purpose of the partisan exercise was to do all they could to injure President Donald Trump so that might help them during the midterms. But the Republicans still won the House and Trump still declared that he was running in 2024. So they failed to achieve their main purpose. They will doubtless try to make a criminal referral on Trump and others and it’s going to be something to see on what evidence they try to hang it since they didn’t present any evidence that Trump was guilty of any crimes.

Americans rejected the partisan exercise, as we reported, with most failing to watch it and it not changing their minds about Jan. 6. The Committee had no one appointed by Republicans on it and didn’t allow any defense by Trump or any rebuttal exercise. All it had was people picked by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) including the two execrable Trump-hating Republicans, Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) and Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL). So anything it presented was fatally flawed from the start.

However, the Committee isn’t going to be alone in issuing a report. The Republicans are going to issue their report, from their committee, made up in part of the Republican appointees who Pelosi refused to accept, Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN) and Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH). They will rebut the Democratic report and focus on real points about the failures of security as opposed to the purely political effort to get Trump in which the Democrats are engaged. They’re calling out the “official” report for the Democratic propaganda it is.

The Republicans probed the Capitol Police and FBI’s intelligence gathering and dissemination, as well as the insufficient training and equipment given to law enforcement — including by interviewing Capitol Police officers.

By contrast, Banks claimed, the select committee’s plan to have Trump as the focal point of its report is “all about political payback.”

He said the GOP group will also “dive into legislative and policy changes that could be made by the next speaker.”

Axios reported on the Republican committee, implicitly deriding it, calling it a “shadow committee.” Well, if the supposed “official committee” doesn’t have true representation from the Republican Party on it, only pumping out the narrative that the Democrats wanted to push, and doesn’t allow any rebuttal evidence, then it’s not much of a real committee. So they can talk about the Republican committee, but it’s the Democratic committee that’s flawed.

But that says everything again about the bias in the media. Axios’ communications guy, Jake Wilkins, also claimed the Republicans didn’t present compelling counterpoints.

What did they need to present “counterpoints” to when all the “official” committee did was play anti-Republican theater? Plus, the “counterpoint” was to focus on the real issues of security, not the political effort to get Trump. The Democrats are going to issue their report and when they’re done, that drama train is going to be over, and ultimately, it will be a train wreck.

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