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Tue Jul 20, 2021, 12:23 PM

Kevin McCarthy's top pick for the Jan. 6 panel is already trying to sabotage it



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Greg Sargent
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We are not obliged to accept GOP venality, bad faith and contempt for democracy as a normal feature of our politics. Jim Banks, one of Kevin McCarthy's picks for the 1/6 panel, is already openly sabotaging it. We must say No. It's unacceptable. My latest:

Opinion | Kevin McCarthy’s top pick for the Jan. 6 panel is already trying to sabotage it
This level of venality and bad faith is unacceptable. And we should say no to it.
washingtonpost.com
8:08 AM · Jul 20, 2021


https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/07/20/jim-banks-jan-6-committee-sabotage/

First, a plea: If and when the Republicans who serve on the Jan. 6 select committee do everything in their power to sabotage a full accounting, let’s not treat this as just Republicans being Republicans.

We are not obliged to accept GOP venality, bad faith and contempt for the public interest as just normal features of our politics, ones that we must all tolerate, because, well, that’s just how Republicans conduct politics these days.

This is thrust upon us by the news of House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s (R-Calif.) choices for the committee to investigate the insurrection. One is Rep. Jim Banks (R-Ind.), who has already signaled his intent to sabotage the proceedings.

Banks released this extraordinary statement:

If Democrats were serious about investigating political violence, this committee would be studying not only the January 6 riot at the Capitol, but also the hundreds of violent political riots last summer when many more innocent Americans and law-enforcement officers were attacked.


Oozing with phony victimization, Banks added that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) created the committee “solely to malign conservatives.”

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Reply Kevin McCarthy's top pick for the Jan. 6 panel is already trying to sabotage it (Original post)
Nevilledog Tuesday OP
Sherman A1 Tuesday #1
Nevilledog Tuesday #2
blm Tuesday #8
Nevilledog Tuesday #12
lagomorph777 Tuesday #3
spanone Tuesday #4
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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Tue Jul 20, 2021, 12:31 PM

1. And

This is a surprise? How?

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Response to Sherman A1 (Reply #1)

Tue Jul 20, 2021, 12:35 PM

2. Not a surprise to me.

I hope Pelosi does the right thing and tells McCarthy to take his list of insurrection supporters and fuck off.

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Response to Nevilledog (Reply #2)

Tue Jul 20, 2021, 01:03 PM

8. The worst of the violence and murders of LEOs were by RightWing

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Response to blm (Reply #8)

Tue Jul 20, 2021, 01:18 PM

12. 💯%

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Tue Jul 20, 2021, 12:39 PM

3. Veto the asshole, and his little dog Gym, too.

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Tue Jul 20, 2021, 12:41 PM

4. K&R

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Tue Jul 20, 2021, 12:50 PM

5. Fixed It

If Democrats were serious about investigating political violence, this committee would be studying not only the January 6 riot at the Capitol, but also the hundreds of violent political riots last summer when many more innocent Americans and law-enforcement officers were attacked BY RIGHTWINGERS TRYING TO BLAME IT ON PEACEFUL 'BLACK LIVES MATTER' PROTESTERS.


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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Tue Jul 20, 2021, 01:00 PM

6. Conservatives malign themselves by aligning themselves with all things bad.

Pointing that out isn't an attack. It is simply stating the facts.

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Tue Jul 20, 2021, 01:01 PM

7. I say we DO expose the worst of the violence last summer AND

ALL the murders of law enforcement that were committed by members of the same far right groups who attacked the Capitol on 1/6.

Find the Democratic lawmakers and journalists who have realized that fact and put them on TV.

https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-06-17/far-right-boogaloo-boys-linked-to-killing-of-california-lawmen-other-violence

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Tue Jul 20, 2021, 01:03 PM

9. Hopefully this isn't a surprise to Democratic leadership.

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Tue Jul 20, 2021, 01:14 PM

10. Pelosi absolutely needs to veto Jim Jordan!

That piece of dog sh-t said it's another impeachment attempt by the Democrats! He'll definitely try to disrupt the proceedings!

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Tue Jul 20, 2021, 01:15 PM

11. I admit, I clicked on this expecting someone else.

But I'm sure he's warming up in the bull(shit)pen.

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Tue Jul 20, 2021, 03:45 PM

13. Ok, scratch this shit bird off the list... next.... nt

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Tue Jul 20, 2021, 04:15 PM

14. I really do not know this Banks creep but from this I know I do not like him at all.

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Tue Jul 20, 2021, 04:47 PM

15. Speaker Pelosi should only accept those who voted to count the electoral votes.

Two of McCarthy's did. The other three, Banks, Jordan and Nihls (sp) did not. They believe that
Biden is not legitimate.

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 10:58 AM

16. There's nothing conservative in the current gang of radicals.

The rabble has been roused.

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 12:58 PM

17. Pelosi just rejected him and Jordan.

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