Jan6: The American Gulag

grarpamp grarpamp at gmail.com
Fri Jun 10 21:51:21 PDT 2022

The "January 6th Committee" is nothing but a partisan fraud,
a storybook launched staffed and written by Pelosi picks, yet
another attempt at trying to create any false narratives they can,
desperate to stave off impending Democrat doom in 2022 elections,
biased Media Cabal dutifully gobbling up all PrimetimeTV hours
to hide continuing failures of the Biden Presidency.

Jan. 6 Committee Being Used To "Abolish Electoral College", "Cover Up"
For Pelosi: House Republicans


House Republicans on Wednesday spoke out against the Jan. 6 Committee,
accusing the entire effort of being a “partisan witch hunt” used by
Democrats to abolish the Electoral College as well as to help cover up
what House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) does not want the public to
know about matters surrounding the events of Jan. 6, 2021.

“This committee is not about seeking the truth. It is a smear campaign
against President Donald Trump, against Republican members of
Congress, and against Trump voters across this country,” Rep. Elise
Stefanik (R-N.Y.), the House Republican Conference chair, said at a
press conference—the first of several events pushing back against the
Jan. 6 Committee’s public hearings that are set to begin Thursday.

“It does not serve any true legislative or oversight purpose. And it
is not about finding out why Nancy Pelosi left the Capitol so
ill-prepared that day … and it will not prevent another January 6 from
happening,” she added. Stefanik had previously accused the Jan. 6
panel of being a political weapon “used to cover up for Nancy Pelosi’s
House Republican Conference Chair Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.) (C) speaks
at a press conference, was joined by House Republican Whip Steve
Scailse (R-La.) (L) and Rep. Jim Banks (R-Ind.), following a
Republican caucus meeting, at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, on June
8, 2022. (Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images)

Stefanik also accused Democrats and the Biden administration of
“scrambling to change the headlines, praying that the nation will
focus on their partisan witch hunt instead of [Americans’]
pocketbooks,” noting how Americans are currently facing soaring gas
prices, high inflation, and a shortage of baby formula.

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) told reporters on Wednesday, “Regarding
January 6, I think the goal is been stated. Mr. Raskin stated that
their goal is to end the Electoral College and the goal is to stop
President Trump from running in 2024, plain and simple.”
Rep Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) speaks at a press conference following a
Republican caucus meeting at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, on June
8, 2022. (Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images)

Rep. Jim Banks (R-Ind.) said that “based on reports over the weekend,
that the committee is being used to advance the radical Democrat
agenda that includes abolishing the electoral college.”

The two Republicans’ remarks come after Axios reported on June 6,
citing anonymous sources, that Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) “has argued
that the Electoral College should be abolished”—a stance reportedly
concurred by Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) but opposed by Rep. Liz
Cheney (R-Wyo.), per the outlet. The Epoch Times cannot independently
verify the details reported by Axios.

The Jan. 6 panel, which has nine members, has been criticized for its
apparent partisanship, in part because the only two Republicans on the
panel—Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) and Cheney—are both known for their
strong opposition to Trump.

“This [Jan. 6] committee is unconstitutional. It is illegitimate. It
was not put together according to the rules of the House,” Stefanik
said, in reference to how Pelosi had selected Kinzinger and Cheney
after refusing to seat Jordan and Banks on the committee.

The two were selected to be on the panel by House Minority Leader
Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), but Pelosi rejected them, saying at the
time: “As legislation allows, I didn’t accept [Jordan and Banks] as
they had made statements and taken actions that I think would impact
the integrity of the commission of the committee.”
Rep. Jim Banks (R-Ind.) speaks at a press conference following a
Republican caucus meeting at the U.S. Capitol, in Washington, on June
8, 2022. (Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images)
‘A Cover Up’: Rep. Banks

Banks said on Wednesday that the Jan. 6 Committee is not just a
“partisan witch hunt” or a potential attempt to abolish the Electoral
College, but “also a cover up.”

“Speaker Pelosi blocked us because she’s afraid of what a real
investigation would uncover,” Banks said while Jordan stood behind
him. “She doesn’t want Americans to find out what really happened on
January 6, and leading up to it. And she doesn’t want anyone asking
questions about her role and her responsibilities and securing the
United States Capitol.”

Banks said that the committee is “refusing to answer basic questions
about January 6, in fact blocking these questions from even being
asked questions that must be answered to keep the capital safe, and to
prevent another riot or incident like January 6, from ever happening
again in the future.” He listed some of the questions at the press

“First of all, Capitol police officers we now know were half-staffed
on January 6, ‘because of COVID.’ How is that?” Banks asked.

Banks asked about why some Capitol police officers were
under-equipped, with some officers having had to use expired helmets
or no helmets at all while they faced some rioters. He also asked why
the U.S. Capitol police “never trained to deal with riots after all of
the riots that were going on in the summer of 2020.”

“Did Speaker Pelosi communicate with the house sergeant at arms on
January 6, or in the days leading up to the riot?” he asked in a
fourth question.

“Five—was Speaker Pelosi involved in the decision to delay the
National Guard assistance on January 6?” Banks said.

Maj. Gen. William Walker, who was then the commanding general of the
D.C. National Guard, said in March 2021 that deployment of guardsmen
was delayed on Jan. 6, 2021, after the breach of the U.S. Capitol
building, because of a memo issued a day prior that barred the use of
the Guard’s “Quick Reaction Force” without approval. The memo was
issued by then-Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy. Walker, who is now the
House sergeant-at-arms, had said that if the memo wasn’t issued, he
would have immediately sent troops to the Capitol following the
breach. Instead, it took him over three hours to get the approval from
Pentagon officials to deploy that day.

Pelosi on Jan. 6, 2022, told CNN that it was “inexplicable” why the
National Guard took so long to deploy. She said that she, Senate
Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), and House Majority Leader
Steny Hoyer (D-Md.), were on the phone “fighting to get the National
Guard and it was very hard.”

Banks had three more questions he relayed to reporters on Wednesday.

“Six—why didn’t the Capitol Police intelligence unit raise the alarm
about potential violence when they had evidence and intelligence for
weeks leading up to January 6 that something violent could happen at
the Capitol that day?

“Seven—why did the FBI deploy commandos to Quantico on January 3, with
shoot-to-kill authority, but failed to send the U.S. Capitol Police a
single threat assessment or intelligence bulletin?

“Eight—why did the House Sergeant-at-Arms refuse to cooperate with the
Senate Homeland Security’s bipartisan January 6, investigation?”

Banks said that he and Jordan were prepared to ask the above questions
if they had not been blocked from the Jan. 6 Committee by Pelosi.
“Pelosi blocked us because she knows that those questions leave a
trail of breadcrumbs right back to [her] office.”

“The American people are sick and tired of what they’re getting out of
this … they’re tired of the theatrics. They want their congressmen and
women to focus on the issues that matter most to them. But instead,
this is what we’re left up to. It’s a shame. And I believe that will
backfire big time on these Democrats as we near the election to come.”

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