Trump and the GOP spin fantasies to hide his crimes against the Constitution
July 22, 2021 at 04:03
Ex- President Donald Trump and his House Republican enablers are now spinning fantastical inversions to hide his crimes against the Constitution on January 6.
The Capitol police were very friendly," Trump told the reporters, referring to the sacking of Congress and assaults on police officers by his supporters.
But he drew the line at the deliberate attempt by House Republicans to reinvent the history of the insurrection.
And a news conference held by lawmakers who will now not sit on the committee underscored yet again how made for TV stunt politics pioneered by Trump have become the standard in the House GOP.
Earlier, Pelosi dismissed two Republicans -- Jordan and Rep. Jim Banks of Indiana -- from the committee.
But House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff of California told reporters both men had been selected to be "disruptive and that's not acceptable."
They had a deal, until Trump told McCarthy and Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell to kill the idea of a commission with a Senate filibuster.
McCarthy was not the only Republican leader who made political calculations that require covering up Trump's abuses of power.
Stefanik's response underscored why she was able to replace the previous holder of her position, Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney, whose truth-telling about January 6 and defense of basic democracy made her a pariah in the House GOP.
One of whom may be a material witness to events that led to that day, that led to January 6.
In recent days, Jordan has described the select committee as purely an excuse to target Trump.
Cheney also broadened her breach with McCarthy, suggesting he was not fit to serve as speaker if Republicans win back the House.