Dog and Pony Show Complete – Findings of the January 6 Select Committee
Yes, I know that the public hearings of Speaker Pelosi’s kangaroo Select Committee on the Capitol Hill riot will not begin until June 9th. But … other than the rising of the sun tomorrow morning, there is nothing more predictable than the findings and recommendations of the Select Committee.
The hearings will be nothing more than a partisan dog-and-pony show – the script of which was written when Pelosi announced her intention to create the Committee. We already know the conclusions because every member of the Committee has told us what they intend to “prove.” And just to keep their preconceived narrative going, they repeatedly stated or leaked their alleged findings on a weekly and daily basis.
If anyone had any doubts about the objectivity of the Committee – or lack thereof – one only needs to look at the House members who serve on it. Pelosi picked the most strident partisan and anti-Republican … anti-conservative … anti-Trump members of her Democrat causes. Members like California Congressman Adam Schiff, who told a big lie when he claimed that he had seen hard evidence of Trump’s conspiring with the Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.
If the Democrats on the Committee look familiar, you will remember they are the same faces that were part of the team to twice prosecute the impeachments of Trump – two of the most partisan political impeachments in American history. They are the rabid dogs of the racial left.
Former Senator Claire McCaskill, appearing on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” inadvertently revealed the truth when she said that Pelosi’s Committee is composed of some of the best prosecutors in the nation. Get it? The Committee has only one mission, to prosecute a case against Trump &Co. without any opportunity for a defense position. It is in no way an investigation. That is why I call it a “kangaroo Committee.”
In an unprecedented move, Pelosi used – actually abused – her power as Speaker to appoint the Republican members of her Committee. Of course, she selected the most outspoken Trump-haters on the GOP side of the aisle – Illinois Congressman Adam Kinzinger and Wyoming Congresswoman Liz Cheney. While they officially align themselves with the Republican Party, they bring no balance, objectivity, or fairness to the work of the Committee.
Nowhere in the American legal system do you have an adjudicating body so biased … so committed to a preconceived verdict … so stridently partisan … and so devoid of defense witnesses, testimony and evidence. Only a hopeless partisan or complete moron would claim that Pelosi’s Select Committee is anything more than an inquisition panel … a hanging jury. It has no credibility – and should not be given any.
But … the left-leaning media will be all over the hearings and any final report as if they are the product of fair inquiry and deliberations. They will heap endless praise on the work of the Committee. The Democrat-friendly media will promote the Committee’s one-sided propaganda as if the members are a collection of Moses on Mount Sinai getting their information from God Almighty.
The product of the Committee will be impressive in its style and manner. The various witnesses will be arranged for maximum impact. There will be lots of questions designed to elicit the most damning version of events – and again, no one to say otherwise. All the evidence will be carefully selected and interpreted (spun) for the same purpose. There will be no tough questions for “friendly” witnesses – no questions impugning the accuracy and integrity of those witnesses – because there will be no one on the panel to ask such questions. Conversely, any witness who does not testify in support of the Committee’s preconceived narrative will be challenged and slandered – pilloried in public.
It will most certainly be a major attempt to make Trump and others look bad. How could it not? It is like hearing only one side in the case of Depp v. Heard. What would that court case look like if only one side could present their arguments and witnesses? Ponder that, and you will understand the malicious quality of Pelosi’s kangaroo Select Committee. You can rest assured that it will be a very slick propaganda narrative – with lots of graphics and video recordings. A made for television reality show.
Oh yeah! They will find that Trump and others are guilty of insurrection, a coup attempt, and various criminal activities. That is a no-brainer. And it is only possible because the entire Committee operation is political and corrupt – one of the most outrageous examples of congressional partisanship in American history.
It is political and partisan because the Committee operates in a highly politicized court of public opinion, where there are no rules-of-evident and defendant rights. In many ways, it will be a lot of “sound and fury signifying nothing.”
Congress cannot indict anyone. It can send “criminal referrals” over to the Justice Department – and even that is easily abused since the “referrals” often have no basis for adjudication. It just sounds ominous in the court-of-public-opinion. It can be – and in this case, definitely is – a political stunt. But rest assured that there will be referrals.
Above all, we must keep in mind the REAL purpose – the sole purpose — of Pelosi’s Select Committee. It is a desperate effort to influence the outcome of the 2022 midterm elections … period. It is a campaign stunt on the grandest scale – designed to scare voters away from Republican candidates across the country who have nothing to do with the riot on Capitol Hill. The Committee could only be conceived of – and pulled off – by an extremely strident and viciously partisan person. Oh … did I mention Nancy Pelosi.
I have never been disappointed in my trust of the American people over partisan politicians, elitist establishmentarians, and politicized members of the Fourth Estate. That is why I think this elaborate shameful propaganda production is not going to work. They will get a lot of publicity from a crony news media, but I doubt it will move the needle much in the upcoming midterm election.
So, there ‘tis.