The GOP are balking at setting up an investigative hearing on the January 6th tourist excursion at the Capitol. The reason gleaned from their preposterous word-salad of excuses is that such an investigation would result in their doing poorly in the 2022 election. (smirk)
One might think that Brainless Kevin and Mitch McConnell are unaware that there is an ongoing criminal investigation being conducted by the DOJ. More than 400 ‘tourists’ have been arrested and indicted; many are sitting in jail awaiting trial because they were deemed a public danger or a flight risk.
Of course they know. Moscow Money Mitch has even alluded to the existence of other investigation on the events of that terrible, totally normal day. One of his nonsensical arguments against a 9-11 style commission was that having another such one would simply be unnecessary.
Marjorie Taylor Green has whined publicly on the floor of the House about what she considers unfair treatment, seeing that all those ‘tourists’ were simply expressing their desire to establish an autocracy dictated by the Orange Grope Fiend.
Since Mitch knows that GOP members and the Lard of Mar-A-Lardo are culpable and that criminal and civil charges are pending against His Lardship why are the GOP leadership digging in their heels about a Congressional investigation. The Former Guy isn’t going to be spared indictment. Neither will various Congressional miscreants be spared.
What Mitch doesn’t want are the headlines that will announce on a daily basis the reprehensible behavior of many of their members. Indeed, that would be very bad ‘optics’ – in that many would clearly see what a pack of utter scoundrels they are.
Mitch would just as soon see that revelations of their perfidy and treason be reported on the back page in ‘judicial news’ or unread editorials.