Instead of launching a committee for the purposes of political theater, U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) herself could shed a lot of light on what happened at the Capitol on January 6. Instead, the investigation will resemble “MSNBC with subpoena power.”
That is how Tucker Carlson assessed the situation in another powerful editorial delivered on Wednesday evening on his eponymous Fox News show.
Pelosi could save the committee, if not the entire Congress and America itself, a lot of time by answering a few basic questions, Carlson said. These include the following:
Why did the House sergeant-at-arms, a Pelosi subordinate, allegedly deny the Capitol police chief’s repeated requests for National Guard backup when everyone knew a huge protest was coming?
Why are authorities sitting on many hours of surveillance video?
Who killed U.S. Air Force veteran Ashli Babbitt?
What role, if any, did FBI informants or operatives play on January 6?
“January 6 is one of the most discussed events in modern American history, and yet more than six months later, we still don’t know why that happened. No one has explained it. Nancy Pelosi knows why it happened. She could tell us why it happened if she felt like it…and yet repeatedly, Pelosi has worked to stop any inquiry whatsoever into the state of security at the Capitol on January 6,” the host of Tucker Carlson Tonight asserted about the San Francisco Democrat.
“And yet, it turns out that Nancy Pelosi has no intention of revealing everything she knows about January 6th, so she has turned that committee into yet another instrument of cover-up,” Tucker Carlson declared in the monologue embedded below in two parts.
Highlighting Pelosi’s rejection of U.S. Reps. Jim Jordan and Jim Banks, both Electoral College certification challengers, for the investigative committee, which caused House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy to pull the plug on GOP participation altogether, Carlson claimed that was a way to preempt uncomfortable questions.
“Those two specifically seem most likely to ask questions about January 6 that Pelosi did not want to discuss. They pushed for openness, so she booted them…
“So, if you want to know why officials who report directly to Nancy Pelosi repeatedly turned down security at the Capitol on January 6th even after protesters were inside the doors of the Capitol, if you want to know what the hell that’s about, you’re un-American. You’re a traitor. You hate the country,” he said sarcastically.
“In fact, you may be a white supremacist insurrectionist yourself, so be careful. That’s the official position of congressional Democrats tonight. Remember when they told us that they would unite the country if they ever took power? It looks like they didn’t mean it.”
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“It turns out there is still an awful lot of things we don’t know about January 6th despite all the talking about it. For example, why is the Justice Department still tonight hiding thousands of hours of surveillance footage from the Capitol that day? What could possibly be on that tape that we’re not allowed to see?,” the FNC host asked rhetorically.
Insofar as the Ashli Babbitt case is concerned, Carlson suggested that “government agents get to shoot unarmed political protesters in the neck for trespassing and we’re not allowed to know who did it or why? Is that really the new standard? Does that same standard apply to BLM protesters, too, or just to people who voted for Donald Trump, people whose lives clearly don’t matter?”
Apparently alluding to the Whitmer alleged kidnapping plot, Carlson insisted that it is known that the FBI stages crimes, “So, what exactly was the FBI’s role in January 6? And why can’t we know?”
Given the chance, the GOP could pose some of these pertinent questions. Instead, the committee will likely devolve into a politicized method for blaming ordinary, peaceful, law-abiding, conservative-leaning Americans — who had nothing to do with the lawbreakers at the Capitol — for what happened, Tucker Carlson implied.
“None of these are trick questions; they’re not even partisan questions. They’re entirely fair questions, and they’re important. Every American has a right to hear the answers and hear them immediately.
“January 6 is being used as a pretext to strip millions of disfavored Americans of their core constitutional rights. We are witnessing the most aggressive crackdown on civil liberties in our lifetime. That is not an exaggeration. Yet thanks to Nancy Pelosi, the January 6 committee will now operate the way she would like America to operate, as a one-party state.”
U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney, the anti-Trump GOP neocon, wants to opportunistically stay on the committee because she knows her political career in elective office is over, Carlson claimed.
“Well, like her friend Bill Kristol before her, Liz Cheney has a next chapter planned. She’ll find some billionaire to fund her push for pointless foreign wars. That’s the one thing she believes in.”
(Video: Fox News)
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