House votes 222-208 to hold Meadows in contempt for refusing to testify before Jan. 6 panel

The Democratic Party’s efforts to make political dissent into a crime are proceeding apace, with the House voting to recommend that Trump ally Mark Meadows face prosecution after the Jan. 6 committee publicized his private text messages.

The House passed a resolution to hold Meadows in contempt in a 222-208 vote Tuesday, Fox News reported, after the panel voted unanimously to do the same.

President Joe Biden applauded the decision, saying Meadows is “worthy of being held in contempt” for defying the show trials, The Hill reported.

“The rule of law”

Only two Republicans voted to hold Meadows in contempt: Reps. Adam Kinzinger (IL) and Liz Cheney (WY), both vehement anti-Trumpers who happen to be the only Republicans on the panel.

It would be shocking if Biden’s overtly political attorney general, Merrick Garland, were to decline prosecution. Trump ally Steve Bannon has already been indicted for contempt, a move that Garland says exemplifies “the rule of law.”

The Jan. 6 committee has aggressively sought to jail those refusing to cooperate with its demands for information, including the private phone records of American citizens who have been accused of no criminal wrongdoing.

Meadows angered the committee when he challenged subpoenas for his cell phone information in court, arguing that they were political in nature and asserted a “novel and sweeping vision” of Congress’s lawful authority “beyond even the powers of the Executive Branch, which cannot obtain this kind of information without a warrant.”

“This is about Donald Trump”

Meanwhile, many in the media have seized upon Meadows’ texts as proof of some kind of crime. They have yet to explain what that crime is, exactly, but panel Chair Bennie Thompson (MS), gave a hint when he chastised Meadows for communicating with people who planned a peaceful Trump rally on Jan. 6.

Apparently, anyone who questions the Biden regime is now an enemy of the country.

Other texts being hyped up by the press show that Donald Trump, Jr. and Fox News hosts wanted President Trump to condemn the rioters, The Hill notes. If anything, the messages appear to undercut the narrative that the riot at the Capitol on Jan. 6 was an organized, Trump-led assault on “democracy.”

Despite the facts, Democrats are determined to use the so-called insurrection as a pretext to punish their political enemies. As Meadows explained to Fox News, he isn’t the real target.

“This is about Donald Trump and about actually going after him once again,” he said.

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