One political commentator believes that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is committing political suicide.
The Hill’s Joe Concha, in a recent piece, argued that Pelosi, as a result of the political games she seems to be playing with the recently established Jan. 6 commission, has guaranteed her own political defeat and retirement.
Republicans have argued that the House-led commission that Pelosi and the Democrats have established to study the Jan. 6 Capitol riot is nothing less than a partisan affair. Pelosi, it seems, has spent her time proving them right.
Proof of that theory came after House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) announced the GOP members that he had selected to sit on the commission, which included Reps. Jim Banks (R-IN) and Jim Jordan (R-OH). Pelosi’s response was to block those two selections.
Further proof is Pelosi’s selection of two rabidly anti-Trump “Republicans” chosen to sit on the investigatory panel, namely, Reps. Liz Cheney (R-WY) and, more recently, Adam Kinzinger (R-IL).
Both have already made clear that with regard to the Capitol riot or anything else related to former President Donald Trump, they mostly stand with Democrats. Yet, Pelosi has ridiculously claimed that because of her pick of those two Republicans, it makes the Jan. 6 commission “bipartisan.”
Concha believes that it is these types of political games that will cost Pelosi and her fellow Democrats dearly in the upcoming, 2022 midterm elections.
“Can’t retire soon enough”
After pointing out the absurdity of Pelosi’s insistence that the Jan. 6 commission is “bipartisan,” Concha went on to explain how Pelosi is attempting to control the narrative of her newly-formed commission, which is evidenced by her rejection of Banks and Jordan.
The two men, as Concha points out, specifically intended to inquire about Pelosi’s own role in the Jan. 6 riot. As Banks said recently, Pelosi, in her position, “has more control and authority and responsibility over the leadership of the Capitol Police than anyone else in the United States Capitol.” Accordingly, any legitimate investigation of the Jan. 6 riot would look into Pelosi’s role, but this is precisely what Pelosi is trying to avoid.
According to Concha, Pelosi’s partisan Jan. 6 commission is little more than an attempt to distract the American people from the failed Democratic policies that are ruining the country, whether it be the immigration crisis, the rise in inflation, the rise in crime, or a number of other concerning issues.
However, Concha is predicting that “the 1/6 commission and all the theatrics that most of cable news will hype to the tilt won’t change what’s coming,” namely, the Democrats’ defeat in 2022 and Pelosi’s retirement.
What’s more, Concha opined that “for the good of the country, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) can’t retire soon enough.”