Most House Republicans appear to see the commission for what it is: the 2021 version of 2017’s special counsel probe run by Robert Mueller, another excuse to use the weapons of law enforcement against Democrats’ political enemies. No self-respecting Republican would vote for the commission as proposed. The absence of any investigation into any of the widespread political violence outside of the Jan. 6 riot exposes it as deeply unserious and, worse, deeply exploitive.
By nearly every metric, however, the prolonged summer of rage excused, endorsed, and encouraged by Democrats and their allies in legacy media was far worse.
Most conservatives are not in denial about what happened at the Capitol on Jan. 6. In fact, the events were roundly condemned by conservatives, who remained consistent in vilifying all political violence, a stark contrast to leftists, who broadly only came out against political violence the single time last year the disorder ensued from their opponents. There is no shortage of double-standards between response to the riot at the Capitol and the fiery riots declared “mostly peaceful” just outside that same complex in what became a familiar scene in communities across the country. Double standards that expose the gaslighting nature of the Jan. 6 commission also remain at play in the prosecution of those charged for their participation.
American Greatness Senior Contributor Julie Kelly has documented the experiences of more than three dozen people rotting in solitary confinement awaiting trial for months while the Biden Justice Department grants leniency for individuals charged in Portland’s insurrectionist riots.
Given the nature of the commission’s scope, however, tied exclusively to the violence on Jan. 6 without any probe of the events that normalized such violent protest, the commission will merely be a tool of the left to attack the right.
The commission is nothing more than further exploitation of the Capitol riot and the continued dismissal of their own deadly record of rage
Excerpts from Tristan Justice@The Federalist