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Congressional Democrats and their allies are steaming mad with House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy over his refusal to play into their dubious narratives, particularly the one about the Jan. 6th riot at the U.S. Capitol.
Early Thursday morning, The Washington Post confirmed that McCarthy “has threatened to strip Republicans of committee assignments if they” join the Democrats’ widely panned 9/11-like Jan. 6th commission.
This announcement provoked backlash not only from Democrats but from their allies in every major American institution.
Leading the backlash was Russian collusion delusion hoaxer Adam Schiff, one of the many Democrats who’ve claimed that the Jan. 6th riot by unarmed Trump supporters was an insurrection that nearly destroyed democracy.
In McCarthy’s GOP, you’re still in good standing if you:
Fundraise with white nationalists.
Promote dangerous conspiracy theories.
But if you dare participate in an investigation into a deadly insurrection? You’re finished.
A cult of lies, with loyalty to Trump over all else.
— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) July 1, 2021
In the tweet, he referenced two additional ongoing events.
First, far-left members of the Democrat Party, which has for years tolerated blatant anti-Semitism and threats from its members, have been calling for Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s head again.
According to CNN, 40 House Democrats — including radicals like Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Cori Bush, Ilhan Omar and Pramila Jayapal — sent a letter to McCarthy this week demanding he take “immediate action” against Greene.
They reportedly complained that Greene’s trash-talking — she’d called Ocasio-Cortez the “little communist from New York City” and jokingly said “lock her up” — and claims that Trump won the 2020 election “could lead to violence against members of Congress.”
Keep in mind these same far-left Democrats have never spoken out about Rep. Maxine Waters promoting the harassment and intimidation of Trump administration officials or Rep. Nydia Velázquez threatening an underage kid.
Second, the far-left has also set its sights on Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar for holding a fundraiser with Nick Fuentes, an alleged white nationalist and Holocaust denier. Fuentes for his part has denied both allegations.
Combined, all three events — McCarthy pleading with his colleagues to not play along with the Jan. 6th narrative, and McCarthy also refusing to take action regarding Greene and Gosar — had members of the left screeching in anger Thursday morning.
Just look at all the tweets below — and note that this is just a sample of the many, many, many more on Twitter:
— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) July 1, 2021
Kevin McCarthy’s name will be taught to school children some day in the same way that Benedict Arnold’s name is. Congrats on that @GOPLeader.
— Mr. Newberger (@jeremynewberger) July 1, 2021
McCarthy ousted @Liz_Cheney from her committee because she stood up for Democracy, he’s threatening to do the same for any Republican standing up for the Constitution. Where are all the Conservatives at? You don’t have to support the Democratic Party, just support Democracy.
— David Weissman (@davidmweissman) July 1, 2021
Kevin McCarthy is a spineless wimp who rewards sedition, punishes patriotism, and only cares about not offending his orange boss.
NEVER expect him to do anything close to the right thing.
— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) July 1, 2021
It’s gotta be hard for Kevin McCarthy to speak in public considering how calloused his tongue must be from licking Trump’s boots.
— (((BrokeAssStuart))) (@BrokeAssStuart) July 1, 2021
Hundreds of angry, violent domestic terrorists attacked our nation’s Capitol, defaced property, beat cops, & several people died. It’s truly unfathomable that @GOPLeader & Repubs don’t give a shit why/how it happened. Unless they’re complicit… #KevinMcCarthy #insurrection
— Andy Ostroy (@AndyOstroy) July 1, 2021
There’s this belief on the institutional left that if Republicans don’t fall in line with every Democrat demand, no matter how irrational or full of bullschiff, then they’re attacking democracy. Yet according to the left, it’s perfectly fine to call for the elimination of the filibuster, the packing of the Supreme Court and even the redesign of the U.S. Senate.
Meanwhile late Thursday morning, Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney again bent the knee to the Democrats by accepting a position on the Jan. 6th committee from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. She did so in stark violation of McCarthy’s plea for Republicans to stop playing into the Democrats’ false narratives.
Speaker Pelosi has appointed @Liz_Cheney to the January 6th committee. This is great news.
— David Weissman (@davidmweissman) July 1, 2021
As usual, her decision earned her widespread accolades from the left.
Look: (** Language warning)
I’ve officially become a @Liz_Cheney fan-girl.
She’s again put Country over Party and accepted to serve on January 6th Select Committee despite threats from McCarthy to strip Committee assignments from any Republican who does so.
Liz doesn’t give a shit, and I love it.🇺🇸
— Ana Navarro-Cárdenas (@ananavarro) July 1, 2021
@Liz_Cheney Congratulations and THANK YOU for being willing to serve on the Jan 6th select committee! I KNOW you will get answers as to what happened and why! I am a democrat but I applaud you for standing up for our democracy!
— Tricia *Radical but Boring* Sturgeon 🏳️🌈🤠🍀 (@sturgeon_tricia) July 1, 2021
Thank you @Liz_Cheney for joining the investigation into the insurrection. This is not about dems vs reps, it’s about truth vs lies, democracy vs. authoritarian, American vs unAmerican.
— Repubicans are against democracy! (@genie202120) July 1, 2021
@Liz_Cheney Good morning ma’am. You will probably never get this message. I would just like you to know that I am by no means a Republican, but I am in awe of your leadership and courage. I would vote for you for president if I ever got the chance. Thank you for your courage!
— Semaj Coleman (@Dr_Semaj) July 1, 2021
Cheney is up for reelection in 2022. Thus far, the polls do not look good for her.
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