We need to start showing side-by-side comparisons of what Republicans said and did on or soon after January 6, when THEY were under direct, treasonous attack and what they are saying and doing now. Of course that is too much to expect from the conservative corporate mass media (100% owned by very wealthy elitist corporations and individuals), as they try to appear “neutral” even as one of the two major parties seriously off the rails in a massive train wreck.
On Jan 6, Kevin McCarthy told Trump that his supporters had invaded the Capitol building and begged Trump to issue a public call for them to leave, when Trump replied that “they must be more upset about the election than you are.” A few days later McCarthy blamed Trump for the insurrection. Now McCarthy, who supported years of investigations on Benghazi, does not want the attempted overthrow of the government even investigated.
After the violent terrorist insurrection, Mitch McConnell voted to acquit Trump of an impeachment charge for instigating the riot, but afterwards said that Trump was responsible, but that impeachment was not necessary because Trump was already out of office, also noting that civil and criminal actions could be invoked. Now McConnell joins McCarthy in cowardly obeisance to Trump’s demands that they reject an investigation.
On Jan 6, Rep Andrew Clyde (R-GA) was on the House floor. Photos show him cowering in fear as the Trump mob tried to break down the door and helping barricade the door against the violent terrorists. Now Rep Clyde is calling the violent terrorists “normal tourists” who stayed between the stanchions and ropes despite videos of wild mobs breaking windows, causing massive vandalism, defecating and urinating on the carpets and breaking into offices stealing computers, papers and furniture. He is lying. Rep Clyde was there. He knows what happened. He cowered in terror and helped barricade the door. This is GASLIGHTING ON STEROIDS.
May 31, 2017