Never mind the fall of Kabul to terrorist insurrection, Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) wants you to remember the January 6th insurrection. On Monday, the House speaker quadrupled down on the importance of finding the truth; a dubious proposition coming from just about any politician, and a particularly absurd one coming from her.
In an interview with The 19th News, Pelosi signaled that she is considering including both Reps. Jim Banks (R-OH) and Jim Jordan (R-IL) as part of the probe into the march on the U.S. Capitol and the perceived insurrection.
It is worth noting here that if words have any meaning to Nancy Pelosi and Co., every single protest where a police precinct, courthouse or other government building was raided, torched or otherwise besieged by BLM and ANTIFA is also an insurrection, indeed of a much higher and deadlier order.
The two Republican reps were notoriously rejected by the speaker after they were picked to serve on the Jan 6th Commission. At the time, Pelosi claimed the pair were “outrageous” and “not serious.”
“I mean, they probably — ” Pelosi began, adding, “Well, we’ll see what the committee finds out about them, but they weren’t going to be on the committee.”
In an attempt to justify her thinking in disallowing the pair from the commission, she added, “There would be antics and [they would be] clowns and not serious about this and still participants in the big lie. I didn’t really care if they had voted to accept the results of the election or not. All I wanted them to be is willing to seek the truth.”
Both Jordan and Banks have been vocal supporters of former President Trump and his claims of election fraud, though they each voted to certify the election when it was time to do so on Jan. 6th. As well, Banks recently organized a delegation of Republicans to accompany Trump on his visit to the U.S. southern border.
Jordan, however, has recently come under some scrutiny after it was revealed that he spoke to then-President Trump on Jan. 6th, prompting questions about what he may know of the man’s mind on the day in question. That is surely something Pelosi would like to use to her advantage, as we know she could not suffer Jim Jordan questioning any of her favored witnesses – his style being a bit aggressive, and shall we say, demanding of the truth.
On the other hand and as expected, Pelosi has praised other RINO committee members, saying of Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) that she is “just as courageous a person I’ve ever seen in the Congress of the United States” and of Rep. Adam Kinzinger (the weeper) that he is “similarly courageous to go down that path.”
Offering his take on Pelosi and the proceedings, Banks said in a statement: “That is an abuse of power and if she follows through she needs to be held accountable. It is banana republic style politics that doesn’t belong in America. If Democrats had integrity, they would condemn this behavior at home with the same enthusiasm with which they condemn it abroad.”
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