McCarthy Not In Favor Of Bipartisan Capitol Attack Commission
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy from California has announced on Tuesday that he will be opposing a bipartisan agreement on a commission tasked to investigate the attack that happened at the Capitol back in January, stating that it would be “duplicative and potentially counterproductive.”
Despite the fact that the leading Democrat and Republican on the Homeland Security Committee already made a deal to establish a 9/11-style commission just a week ago, McCarthy put out a statement on Tuesday saying, “While the Speaker has wasted time playing political games, numerous Congressional and intergovernmental agency efforts have picked up the slack.”
“Given the political misdirections that have marred this process, given the now duplicative and potentially counterproductive nature of this effort, and given the Speaker’s shortsighted scope that does not examine interrelated forms of political violence in America, I cannot support this legislation,” McCarthy added.
The House Minority Leader also stated that, “the renewed focus by Democrats to now stand up an additional commission ignores the political violence that has struck American cities, a Republican Congressional baseball practice, and, most recently, the deadly attack on Capitol Police on April 2, 2021.”
Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., who is the ranking member of the Senate Rules Committee, told NBC News that he thinks a commission is unnecessary.
“I think a commission likely becomes another reason not to make the decisions that in my view we should be making right now about police recruiting police training, the problems with the Capitol Police board, none of those circumstances are going to change,” Blunt said. “In the likely months it would take for a commission to come back and report.”
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said that the vote will take place regardless.
“I am very pleased that we have a bipartisan bill to come to the floor,” Pelosi told NBC News, adding that it’s “disappointing but not surprising that the cowardice on the part of some on the Republican side — not to want to find the truth.”
Don’t we already have all the people involved in the actual riot that took place that day in custody and awaiting trial? Why are we continuing to waste time and money on this?
Oh. That’s right.
The radical left is attempting a character assassination on former President Donald Trump and everyone who dared to vote for him in the last two presidential election.