With no opposition, no objections, and no challenge to hearsay and unsolicited opinions -- with all participants selected by demented Speaker Pelosi -- all this equals no truth...

Why didn’t the Chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol, Representative Bennie Thompson (D-MS), open the hearing using the “smoking gun” evidence that the Proud Boys and Oath Keepers colluded with Donald Trump or members of the Trump Administration to foment a democracy-threatening insurrection?

Instead, old Bennie, 74, reminisced about growing up in racist Mississippi…

“I am Bennie Thompson, Chairman of the January 6th, 2021 Committee. I was born, raised and still live in Bolton, Mississippi, a town with a population of 521, which is midway between Jackson and Vicksburg, MS, and the Mississippi River. I am from a part of the country where people justified the actions of slavery, the Ku Klux Klan and lynching. I’m reminded of that dark history as I hear voices today try and justify the actions of the insurrectionists on January 6th, 2021.”

Could this be the opening of a campaign against “white Christian nationalism,” the latest attack rhetoric from the progressive communist democrats, as the proximate cause of the January 6th faux insurrection, the proximate cause of all anti-Roe v. Wade rhetoric, and of course, the origin of white supremacism and black oppression?

Why didn’t the alleged “hearing” to solicit testimony, advice, and explanations regarding the “legislative purpose” of strengthening Capitol Security start with hearing from the people in charge of Capitol Security, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the House of Representative’s Sergeant at Arms, and the Chief of the Capitol Police among others?

How likely is it that the illegally-constituted and Democrat-dominated Committee is political theatre meant to distract from the failure of Democrat domestic and foreign policies that have materially damaged America and all Americans? To blunt the force of a “red wave” that is likely to wash away Democrat majorities in the House, Senate, and local elections? And, to ensure Donald Trump’s legacy and political future, either as a candidate or a “kingmaker,” is thoroughly destroyed?

Why are no opposition voices questioning assertions and highlighting other interpretations of events? In what universe did Representative Liz Cheney (R-WY) represent her Wyoming constituency or the viewpoint of the Republican Party’s explanation of events?

As you will see in the hearings to come, President Trump believed his supporters at the Capitol, and I quote, “were doing what they should be doing.” This is what he told his staff as they pleaded with him to call off the mob, to instruct his supporters to leave. Over a series of hearings in the coming weeks, you will hear testimony, live and on video, from more than a half dozen former White House staff in the Trump administration, all of whom were in the West Wing of the White House on January 6th. You will hear testimony that “The President didn’t really want to put anything out” calling off the riot or asking his supporters to leave. You will hear that President Trump was yelling, and “really angry at advisors who told him he needed to be doing something more.” And, aware of the rioters’ chants to “hang Mike Pence,” the President responded with this sentiment: “maybe our supporters have the right idea.” Mike Pence “deserves” it.

[OCS: Yes, Trump supporters were peaceably protesting and it was a relatively few individuals that caused a riot in the Capitol complex. You notice Cheney did not note that Trump offered the National Guard to maintain order and the offer was firmly rejected by Speaker Pelosi and D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser.

What was said privately to the President is not material to the riot that saw the Capitol Police openly welcome protestors into the Capitol. Or the appearance of key individuals who were serving as agitators. Likewise, President Trump’s non-public utterances and actions are not material to an investigation to improve Capitol Security.]

“You will hear evidence that President Trump refused for hours to do what his staff, his family, and many of his other advisors begged him to do: immediately instruct his supporters to stand down and evacuate the Capitol.  

“Tonight, you will see never-before-seen footage of the brutal attack on our Capitol, an attack that unfolded while, a few blocks away, President Trump sat watching television in his dining room off the Oval Office. You will hear audio from the brave police officers battling for their lives and ours, fighting to defend our democracy, against a violent mob Donald Trump refused to call off.  

“Tonight and in the weeks to come, you will see evidence of what motivated this violence, including directly from those who participated in this attack. You will see video of them explaining what caused them to do it. You will see their posts on social media. We will show you what they have said in federal court. On this point, there is no room for debate. Those who invaded our Capitol and battled law enforcement for hours were motivated by what President Trump had told them: that the election was stolen, and that he was the rightful President. President Trump summoned the mob, assembled the mob and lit the flame of this attack.  

“You will also hear about plots to commit seditious conspiracy on January 6th, a crime defined in our laws as “conspiring to overthrow, put down or destroy by force the Government of the United States, or to oppose by force the authority thereof.”

[OCS: It is ludicrous that an unarmed mob would attack armed officers in an attempt to overthrow the United States government – most were lookie-loos more interested in selfies and souvenirs. You want to see a real armed insurrection -- look at Antifa and Black Lives Matter in Portland, Oregon where they established their own state and governance -- however temporary. That's the face of violent insurrection. What of the attacks on the White House? ]

Multiple members of two groups, the Oath Keepers and the Proud Boys, have been charged with this crime for their involvement in the events leading up to and on January 6th. Some have pled guilty. The attack on our Capitol was not a spontaneous riot. Intelligence available before January 6th identified plans to “invade” the Capitol, “occupy” the Capitol, and take other steps to halt Congress’ count of Electoral Votes that day. In our hearings to come, we will identify elements of those plans, and we will show specifically how a group of Proud Boys led a mob into the Capitol building on January 6th.

Tonight I am going to describe for you some of what our committee has learned and highlight initial findings you will see this month in our hearings. As you hear this, all Americans should keep in mind this fact: On the morning of January 6th, President Donald Trump’s intention was to remain President of the United States despite the lawful outcome of the 2020 election and in violation of his Constitutional obligation to relinquish power. Over multiple months, Donald Trump oversaw and coordinated a sophisticated seven-part plan to overturn the presidential election and prevent the transfer of presidential power. In our hearings, you will see evidence of each element of this plan. 

Cheney sounds like a vicious old witch railing at Donald Trump. No bi-partisanship. No reason. No legal standard. Just the rantings of a partisan hack.

The “hearing” was scripted, and the Committee Members fluffed before their staged teleprompter session.


Bottom line…

They packaged Democrat bullshit! Similar to the Trump Russia hoax hearings. Ho. Hum. 

The playbook.


Remember, it was the violent insurrectionist Democrats who opposed the government and started the Civil War.

We are so screwed.

-- steve

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