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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi provoked confusion when she announced during her weekly press briefing Thursday that she intends to launch a committee to investigate both the “root causes” of the Jan. 6th riot at the U.S. Capitol and the security flaws that had allowed the attack to occur.
“It is imperative that we establish the truth of that day, and ensure that an attack of that kind cannot happen and that we root out the causes of it all. The select committee will investigate and report on the facts and the causes of the attack and it will make report recommendations for the prevention of any future attack,” she said.
What triggered confusion was her premature conclusion that the so-called “root causes” of the riot were “white supremacy,” “anti-Semitism” and “Islamophobia.”
She said it “was so evident” that these are the “root causes.”
The fact that she wants to investigate something that she believes she’s already solved triggered the first round of confusion.
So she’s announcing she’s going to set up an investigation into what happened she’s also announcing that she already knows what happened. That’s some great government efficiency right there!!
— NOLA Dude in PHX (@dhoytinaz) June 24, 2021
Hilarious that she’s stating the root causes before the committee that would supposedly determine the root causes has been formed.
— Andy B. (@ablainer9) June 24, 2021
Conclusion before an investigation. Hmmm…….
— Peaceful & Patriotic Pouncing! (@CainAbel666777) June 24, 2021
There was also confusion over her rush to identify the so-called “root causes.”
The only example she could cite to prove her spurious claims was that of a single Jan. 6th rioter who’d been wearing a “Camp Auschwitz” hoodie.
There was no additional evidence she could cite because the Jan. 6th rioters were comprised of both genders and multiple races.
You can just see the “white supremacy, anti-Semitism, and Islamophobia” in their faces huh Nancy? pic.twitter.com/guIRawI96M
— sully (@JohnSullysfb) June 24, 2021
So… I guess white supremacy is so powerful that it brainwashed all of the non whites that were there too. 👌
Thanks for clearing that up.
Oh wait we can’t use that emoji anymore.
— /\_\/\/ (@alw10_1978) June 24, 2021
Im just curious how they came up with this “root cause.”
— Card counter at the blackjack table ♠️♣️ (@Moneyball_Rick) June 24, 2021
they have a dartboard with all these words on it. throw the darts and you get your root cause
— bugsemgee (@bugsemgee) June 24, 2021
Critics also seized specifically on her claim of “anti-Semitism.” It seemed so disingenuous because while it’s true one Jan. 6th rioter had worn an anti-Semitic sweater, it’s equally true that multiple members of her own party — members whom she’s personally blessed with committee positions — are rabid anti-Semites.
Just recently, Rep. Ilhan Omar, who boasts a seat on the powerful House Foreign Affairs Committee, compared both the United States and Israel to the Taliban and Hamas, both of which are terrorist groups.
The remark was troubling enough that Pelosi issued a statement effectively rebuking the congresswoman.
“Drawing false equivalencies between democracies like the US and Israel and groups that engage in terrorism like Hamas and the Taliban foments prejudice and undermines progress toward a future of peace and security for all,” she said in a joint statement with other top members of the Democrat Caucus.
Meanwhile, the Jan. 6th rioters were all supporters of former President Donald Trump, a man considered to have been the most pro-Israel, pro-Jewish president in American history. And so for Pelosi to accuse them of being the anti-Semitic ones didn’t make much sense.
Anti-semitism?? You mean Omar and friends opened the door??
— Sara (@4allthetrolls) June 24, 2021
she is lying! And look at The Squad to find your anti-semitism- your lying and misleading the American public!
— Jimmy Wagner (@1962peace) June 24, 2021
The radical progressives in your party know a lot about anti semitism…oh the irony of your misleading statements…
— Hypocrisy Caller Outer (@dingschwartz) June 24, 2021
Yeah, because the acts of anti-Semitism that we’ve seen in America recently have so clearly come from conservatives. This is just ridiculous; anti-Semitism in America is coming from left-wingers and we’ve all seen the videos demonstrating that.
— John Wick (@JohnWick38104) June 24, 2021
Amid the Israeli-Palestinian conflict earlier this month, American Jews began facing harassment and attacks from pro-Palestinian supporters. Support for the Palestinians is entirely a left-wing phenomenon, as the right is supportive only of the Israelis.
The criticism of Pelosi didn’t come from just everyday Americans. A number of prominent figures on the right and in the center also took note of her comments.
Leftist mad libs https://t.co/WlzuWAzTLo
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) June 24, 2021
These people have had some sort of severe psychological break and should be treated as mental patients. https://t.co/pN1rRZmrW4
— Dave Rubin (@RubinReport) June 24, 2021
Pelosi says Capitol riot caused by everything bad. https://t.co/eB6awHlmmQ
— Max Abrahms (@MaxAbrahms) June 24, 2021
a. The root cause was a stolen election
b. It wasn’t remotely an “insurrection”
c. Release all the tapes. Now. https://t.co/1llpNwYB0c
— Steve Cortes (@CortesSteve) June 24, 2021
Note what Newsmax host Steve Cortes wrote. He pointed out that the Jan. 6th riot wasn’t an “insurrection” and that it was motivated solely by a belief that the election had been stolen from Trump.
Critics have argued that the only real insurrection that’s occurred has been the near-nightly one that’s been occurring in Democrat cities for over a year now.
Calling a 3-hour riot in which nobody was killed except protesters an “armed insurrection” will, by design, massively empower the US security state in ways you may think or hope will only target your enemies but will end up, as it always does, crushing the liberties of everyone.
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) June 22, 2021
Can someone explain to the Democrats and media that THIS is what insurrection looks like, when it’s night after night…. https://t.co/HzPYBRC5d2
— Jeff Jaeger (@jaegerjs) June 23, 2021
I couldn’t help but notice that the media don’t give two damns about the tens of thousands of police officers who feel the same way about Democratic treatment of crime in America’s major cities https://t.co/1p04SNDWvy
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) June 23, 2021
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