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...this afternoon's editorial by the Chairman of the House Select Committee on January 6th.....

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Fox News. The women anchor and the women being interviewed did not mention one iota on the Jan 6th event; instead the interviewee went on a ludicrous attack on democrats defunding police and that this was the cause of crime all across America.
Lying is all they know; conservatives have nothing but contempt for facts and the truth.
 

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They do have a goal other than Trump hate. They want to finger other Republicans. Democrats are expecting the lopping off limbs and heads next year. They think removing Republicans like Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and Rand Paul will staunch the flow. How many can they tie to January 6

If they're not going after Trump, they're going after his associates, his family, his supporters, or his voters. Every other thread on here posted by a Trump-hater is intended on driving his supporters away from him.
 

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If they're not going after Trump, they're going after his associates, his family, his supporters, or his voters. Every other thread on here posted by a Trump-hater is intended on driving his supporters away from him.
They are going after any republican they can.
 

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If they're not going after Trump, they're going after his associates, his family, his supporters, or his voters. Every other thread on here posted by a Trump-hater is intended on driving his supporters away from him.
Trump is responsible for being hated. I don't hate him, I understand that he is mentally unfit to be a president or even a business owner. I pity him.
 

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You dick suckers watch more Fox than any conserv could you stupid son of a bitch.

You support them you shit stain....lolol
What? "dick suckers"? I never met Tricky Dick nor did I ever want to meet him.

I watched a few minutes of Faux today: at 4pm, a few minutes; Carlson at 5pm, and Hannity for about 30 seconds. The lead in each of these hours had nothing to say about the Jan 6th special committee, and went forward with the usual fear mongering well known by right wing broadcasting.
 

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Yet they won’t call the man who was chief of the Capitol police before Pisslosi had him fired for exposing that he contacted Pisslosi’s people about security 6 times and was turned away 6 times. Nobody is watching this shit show. Let’s see some bodycam footage from Seattle or Portland.
 
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"How many hours will be spent on an incident that only lasted less than half a day to begin with?
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Well now, that is useful.
Finally we have a metric by which to measure calamity.
By how long it took to occur.
In this case, per poster Tipsy, it was ONLY half-a-day; therefore, we need not spend much time autopsying the who, the how, and the why....and how to prevent it in the future.

Who knew it could be so expeditiously determined if it warrants attention?
If only we'd known Tipsy's perceptive insight years earlier.

After all, on 9-11 that first plane hit at 8:46.....the last one went down in Shanksville at 10:03.
That's only 77 minutes.

WHAT, in Yahweh's name.....were we thinking to spend so much time investigating it?

Thanx, Tipsy, you insights are always something to note.
 

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You can bet the farm that Ashli Babbitt's name will never be mentioned at the Democrat's little "investigation."


The Democrats stole this election. That is a fact we all know.

The second impeachment of Trump and the attack on the Patriots that protested the stolen election is nothing more than the filthy Democrats defecting the public discussion away from their corruption.

The sad thing is that the stupid uneducated low information Moon Bats fall for that deflection. They ain't exactly the best and brightest, are they? They are helping the filthy Democrats steal our Republic and they don't care.
 

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Well now, that is useful.
Finally we have a metric by which to measure calamity.
By how long it took to occur.
In this case, per poster Tipsy, it was ONLY half-a-day; therefore, we need not spend much time autopsying the who, the how, and the why....and how to prevent it in the future.

Who knew it could be so expeditiously determined if it warrants attention?
If only we'd known Tipsy's perceptive insight years earlier.

After all, on 9-11 that first plane hit at 8:46.....the last one went down in Shanksville at 10:03.
That's only 77 minutes.

WHAT, in Yahweh's name.....were we thinking to spend so much time investigating it?

Thanx, Tipsy, you insights are always something to note.
Yeah, Tipsy always has something of note, and humor. I wonder why anyone would look into what happened when the condo in Florida Collapsed, it only took a few seconds.
 

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I'm mildly confident many if not most of the readers here saw the editorial in the Washington Post put out by Representative Bennie Thompson who will chair the Select Committee.

He does a good and succinct job of why this investigation must occurr.
And he laments....as personally, I do .....that a committee of independent experts on law, governance, and mob violence could not have been crafted to do the investigation. But it is what it is. Thankfully, we have a group of serious minded individuals who are willing to do the heavy lifting to discover ---and report to America ---the details surrounding the January 6th assault on the Capitol. We do need to know who said what to who, who did what, what are their connections, and most critically......what steps need be crafted to avoid such a shameful and damaging event in the future.

These Select Committee folks are doing important work for all Americans.

Her'es a cut & paste of the editorial published less than two hours ago.
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Opinion: We have started investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol. Nothing will be off-limits.
Opinion by Bennie G. Thompson Today at 4:04 p.m. EDT

Bennie G. Thompson, a Democrat who represents Mississippi’s 2nd Congressional District in the U.S. House, is chairman of the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol and chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee.

"On Jan. 6, a violent mob attacked the citadel of our democracy — the U.S. Capitol — in an attempt to prevent Congress from doing its constitutional duty to certify the results of the 2020 presidential election.

On Tuesday, the bipartisan Select Committee on the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol begins its work investigating the facts, circumstances and causes of this assault on our democracy.

I had hoped that such an investigation would be carried out by an independent commission composed of national security experts, like the panel created by Congress after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. However, once the House Republican leadership rejected — and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell filibustered — bipartisan legislation to establish such a commission, we in the House believed we had no choice but to establish a select committee. In a recent poll, 72 percent of Americans agree there is more we must learn about that day.


Many of the Jan. 6 rioters have stated in their court pleadings that they stormed the Capitol believing they were acting on behalf of, or even at the behest of, then-President Donald Trump. The protection of our democracy demands that we comprehensively investigate what drove Americans to riot and violently assault Capitol Police, Metropolitan Police and other law enforcement officers to access the inner sanctum of Congress and private offices of top congressional leaders, including the speaker of the House.

Jan. 6 was supposed to be about the peaceful transfer of power after an election, a hallmark of democracy and our American tradition. The rioters went to the Capitol that day to obstruct this solemn action — and nearly succeeded while defacing and looting the halls of the Capitol in the process. The committee will provide the definitive accounting of one of the darkest days in our history. Armed with answers, we hope to identify actions that Congress and the executive branch can take to help ensure that it never happens again.

The bipartisan members of the committee believe strongly it is important to begin our work by hearing from law enforcement officers who defended the Capitol on Jan. 6. On Tuesday, we will be joined by Capitol Police officers Aquilino Gonell and Harry Dunn and Metropolitan Police officers Daniel Hodges and Michael Fanone. These officers will provide firsthand accounts of the chaos of that day and the violence perpetrated by the rioters.

Fanone voluntarily rushed to the Capitol with his partner when he heard about the attacks. As a result of his bravery that day, he suffered a traumatic brain injury and a heart attack. In a video that has now been shared widely, Hodges can be seen being crushed by the mob as he and his fellow officers sought to defend a narrow hallway leading to a Capitol entrance. Dunn was one of the first officers to speak publicly about what law enforcement encountered when the rioters stormed the Capitol and the racial epithets he and others faced. Gonell, a veteran who had been deployed to Iraq, defended the Capitol against rioters who hurled chants of “traitor.” While pulling an officer who had fallen to the ground away from the rioters, Gonell was beaten with a pole carrying an American flag.

The officers’ testimony will bring into focus individual acts of heroism by law enforcement that day. The officers will also speak to how, more than six months after the attack, law enforcement officers continue to deal with the physical, mental and emotional effects of that day. This conversation is an important step, as we look to bolster protection of the Capitol and our democracy.

Regrettably, some are already focusing their energies on maligning the select committee before its work has even begun. We will not be distracted by politically motivated sideshows.

This hearing is just the beginning of the select committee’s work; when it comes to the security of the Capitol — and our democracy — nothing will be off-limits. We will do what is necessary to understand what happened, why and how. And we will make recommendations to help ensure it never happens again. We owe it to the country we love to provide the answers that the American people deserve.

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A packed Jury is still a packed Jury no matter what you say and think. The outcome and “investigation” will be nothing more then the commission was set up to deliver. So who cares what the findings are it’s nothing more than a politicized road show.
 

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Tomorrow, as I understand it, there will be officers who were on duty that day being questioned by the Select Committee.
They will be asked about their view of what happened to them, how they reacted, and how the mob reacted to them.
The answers to such questions will make for gripping TV.
And likely will sadden many American.

Another question, that I hope will be asked of them will be: Did President Don Trump on January 6th or any day thereafter contact you to express his sympathy, gratitude or appreciation for your sacrifice in protecting the Capitol of the United States of America?
That turned out to be the most boring and embarrassing display of sworn law enforcement officers recollecting their own ineptitude and cowardice.
 

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