‘Not surprising’: Pelosi slams McCarthy for opposing commission to investigate Capitol riot

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and others in her party have made it clear that they support the formation of a 9/11-style commission to investigate the Jan. 6 riot on Capitol Hill.

As such, she harshly denounced House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) after he announced that he was not on board with such a proposal.

“Not the end result”

According to Breitbart, McCarthy announced his position in a statement on Tuesday.

“Republican requests for fair representation and an unbiased premise from which to begin such an investigation were always understood to be the starting point for bipartisan negotiations, not the end result,” he said.

McCarthy declared that “political misdirections” were being used by Democrats, noting that “the Speaker’s shortsighted scope that does not examine interrelated forms of political violence in America” has contributed to his decision to oppose the legislation.

The announcement drew a sharp rebuke from Pelosi, as reported by Politico.

“It’s disappointing, but not surprising, that the cowardice on the part of some on the Republican side — not to want to find the truth,” she said during a subsequent MSNBC appearance.

“Hard to take Kevin McCarthy seriously”

Others in her party’s leadership, including House Democratic Caucus Chair Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), have similarly denounced the top House Republican.

“It’s hard to take Kevin McCarthy seriously at this point,” the New York Democrat said. “I don’t know what Kevin McCarthy is afraid of.”

After the minority leader signaled his opposition, the commission is expected to pass in the Democratic-led House by a slim margin and faces an even more uncertain future in the evenly divided Senate.

For his part, McCarthy is interested in examining lawlessness outside of the strict confines of the Capitol Hill riot in January. He has mentioned often violent and destructive protests in multiple cities following the death of George Floyd last year as worthy of an investigation by such a commission.

Among prominent progressives, however, few have unconditionally condemned the civil unrest stemming from that incident in Minnesota.  In fact, Vice President Kamala Harris attracted criticism as a candidate last year for soliciting donations to a bail fund aimed at assisting those arrested at related riots, including one man who was bailed out twice and has since incurred multiple criminal charges.

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  7. Anthony Manzo
    Nancy, LOOK around you THE COUNTRY is falling apart, we are being INVADED, an this person in the WHITE HOUSE is DESTROYING the COUNTRY. We the AMERICAN CITIZEN has been BETRAYED. YOU are spending BILLIONS of our HARD earned TAX DOLLARS to SUPPORT EVERYONE in the WORLD but AMERICANS. He has DESTROYED our ECONOMY,made us the LAFFING STOCK of the WORLD, is bringing us to a THIRD WORLD WAR, while running us into BANKRUPTCY. While forcing us to lower our standard of living ( we are not MULTI MILLIONAIRES as you ALL are ) and you are worried about a riot in WASHINGTON. WHERE have you been when the Hoodlums were destroying Small businesses, burning buildings, killing AMERICANS Etc. Oh thats right it was MILES away from WASHINGTON. YOU FASCIST PEOPLE MAKE THIS (# YEAR OLD THIRD GENERATION DEMOCRAT SICK and DISGUSTED. VOTE ALL RED SAVE THE USA !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. RE: 6JAN2020:
    It’s been shown over and over that there was no malice on the part of our citizens, that there had to have been premeditation and planning due to the presence of lumber and bricks on site, an Antifa prep for an attack as shown elsewhere in the nation, the invitation to enter by the Capitol Police, and the fact that police were told not to show up for work (per the gentleman who found that odd and went in anyway).
    Congress should be dealing with the other potentially catastrophic issues that have been created since January (pipelines, border/immigration, border/terrorists, drugs, trafficking, potential tax system, economic/loss of jobs, and Covid — stop using it as a power tool and threat, etc.) in a reasonable and intelligent way. This means working towards making the “business” of running the US stronger, not weaker and not making it a personal banking system for the few through carefully written bills.
    The Speaker should save descriptive words for her fellow Congressmen/women for her personal use; I hardly consider those who voted against her to be showing “cowardice,” they who are actually doing their job as representatives of their constituents. Furthermore, it’s yet another example of “sandbox play” where “you do as I want not what you want and, if you don’t, I’ll show you!” The use of threatening and demeaning language Congress is unprofessional, ugly, and shows weakness.
    It’s unfortunate that the Speaker and others elected to higher office don’t use their elected status to represent those who elected them and provide leadership but instead use it as a grip of power over the country choosing to consider themselves to be some kind of special, higher human while demeaning those who pay their bills.

  9. RE: 6JAN2020:
    It’s been shown over and over that there was no malice on the part of our citizens, that there had to have been premeditation and planning due to the presence of lumber and bricks on site an Antifa prep for an attack as shown elsewhere in the nation, the invitation to enter by the Capitol Police, and the fact that police were told not to show up for work (per the gentleman who found that odd and went in anyway).
    Congress should be dealing with the other potentially catastrophic issues created by the Administration (pipelines, border/immigration, border/terrorists, drugs, trafficking, potential tax system, economic/ loss of jobs, and Covid — stop using it as a power tool and threat, etc.) in a reasonable and intelligent way. This means working towards making the “business” of running the US stronger, not weaker and not making it a personal banking system for the few through carefully written laws

    The Speaker should save descriptive words for her fellow Congressmen/women for her personal use; I hardly consider those who voted against her to be showing “cowardice,” they who are actually doing their job as representatives of their constituents. Furthermore, it’s yet another example of “sandbox play” where “you do as I want not what you want and, if you don’t, I’ll show you!” The Congress of the US is not a place for threatening or demeaning language; it’s ugly and weakens the country.
    It’s unfortunate that the Speaker and others elected to higher office don’t use their elected status to represent those who elected them and provide leadership but instead use it as a grip of power over the country choosing to consider themselves to be some kind of special, higher human while demeaning those who pay their bills.
    Lastly, I would not want to be one of the ugly, weak people that the world sees as bringing-down this nation and other world powers to be a part of a plan created by a few for the many decades ago.

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