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GOP Rep Perfectly Sums Up Pelosi's Sham Jan. 6 Hearing: Carefully Scripted Performance Art

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House Select Committee Chairman Rep. Bennie Thompson of Mississippi kicked off the first hearing on the Jan. 6 Capitol incursion by delivering a highly partisan version of events and presenting a highly edited video with one purpose in mind:

To destroy former President Donald Trump and his supporters.

But one Republican representative — who was blocked from joining the committee by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi — had the perfect answer.

Thompson’s opening statement and the video can be viewed below. In an obvious effort to heighten the drama, he warned his colleagues of the graphic content and disturbing language the video contained.

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“Let’s see the video, please,” he said, according to a Rev.com transcript. “But please be advised that it contains graphic images and strong language, which many may find disturbing.”



The unapologetic Rep. Jim Banks, who had been selected by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy to represent Republicans on the committee but was later booted by Pelosi, has a knack for cutting right to the heart of any matter.

Discussing the sham hearing with Fox News’ Laura Ingraham on Tuesday night, the second-term congressman from Indiana called it “carefully scripted performance art.”

Ingraham brought up the testimony of Officer Dunn, who she said had supported last year’s deadly and violent George Floyd riots in Kenosha, but felt very differently about this one.

Banks replied, “He obviously has very strong partisan feelings and you got to see that on full display today. Everything that you saw today was carefully scripted by Speaker Pelosi and her staff. Even the statements that these police officers read. You could tell, at times, they didn’t write the statements, they were merely reading them as they stumbled over some of the words that they weren’t familiar with …

“Obviously, the members of Congress who were selected to be in the room were picked – Republicans – including Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger. By the way, those two do not want Republicans to win back the majority next year. They want Democrats to remain in control and the American people should keep that in mind. …

“These two would rather Nancy Pelosi stay in charge and the radical Democrats advance their socialist agenda than Republicans winning back the majority to save our country. This was a political stunt by the Democrats. Clearly, the American people are not falling for it.”

Ingraham said the four Capitol Police officers “came across as political actors.”

Agreeing with Ingraham, Banks told her that last week he had called on Thompson to “bring the head of the Capitol Police union. I thought Democrats were pro-union. … He would have provided a different perspective than what these four police officers provided today.”

Cutting right to the core of the matter, Banks said, “He would have told the members of Congress … that on Jan. 6, they weren’t prepared for what was going to happen that day even though they had intelligence reports that were provided to the highest levels of the Capitol Police three weeks before Jan. 6 that something dangerous was going to happen.

“They weren’t trained for what was going to happen that day and they weren’t equipped for what was going to happen that day. In fact, he said that the rioters had better equipment than the Capitol Police officers did and they knew it heading into that day that they lacked the equipment that they needed.

“It would have been a whole different story if the leadership of the Capitol Police would have done their job,” Banks added.

Part of Dunn’s testimony — accusing Trump supporters of using racial epithets during the incursion — is below. Americans can expect to see it again, and video like it, as the liberal media continues its smears for future elections.



Ingraham said the real goal of the committee is clear.

“Democrats want to take Trump out – off the table before 2024. They impeached him twice. Maybe this is a third bite of the apple,” she said, summing up her interview with Banks. “This is a lot about Trump here. They didn’t think it was a real attempt to stop the government from ever working again. Like the fur-boy [the QAnon Shaman who wore the Viking hat] was gonna what? Come up against the U.S. military and take over the government? Do they really believe that, Congressman? Yes or no?”

“They don’t want to talk about what’s going on in the country today,” Banks replied. “From inflation, the crime wave, the border crisis. They don’t want to talk about that. They want to talk about this.”

“January sixth all the way to 2022,” Ingraham said.

Americans saw clips from the hearing on TV. We watched the teary testimonies of the twin “Adam” bombs, RINO Rep. Adam Kinzinger of Illinois, one of only two Republicans on the committee, and the repellent Rep. Adam Schiff of California.

Pelosi gave away the game when she rejected Banks and Rep. Jim Jordan, the fiery, intelligent, fast-talking Republican from Ohio, whose presence on the committee would likely have rendered this charade impossible.

Do you think most Americans see the Jan. 6 committee hearings as a charade?

We already know what Pelosi is hoping to achieve and how this “investigation” will end.

Democrats want to inflict enough damage on Trump to keep him from running for the presidency in 2024. Knowing they must first avoid a Republican takeover of the House in the 2022 midterms, now a little more than 15 months away, their shorter-term goal is to keep the national focus on the Jan. 6 incursion for as long as possible.

And in politics, a strong offense is a good defense. Pelosi is well aware of her own failure to safeguard the Capitol ahead of Jan. 6. Although intelligence warned of an attack, she failed to act, which makes her ultimately responsible. By pointing at Trump and his supporters, she is trying to deflect blame.

A lot can happen in 15 months in the political world, but the Democratic power grab over the past six months has stunned most independents and likely alienated some moderate members of their own party.

Democrats have underestimated the intelligence of the average American and I think they will find that out in 2022.

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

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Video: Pilot Dedicates His Last Flight to 13 US Service Members Killed in Afghanistan, Passengers Cheer

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It was the last mass casualty event during our 20-year war in Afghanistan — 13 U.S. service members killed in a suicide attack at the Kabul airport, along with more than 160 Afghans.

The attack shook the United States and our allies to the core, particularly coming after the chaotic fall of the country to the Taliban.

While there may be no way to sufficiently honor those who paid the ultimate price during the Aug. 26 bombing, an unknown pilot is making the rounds on TikTok and Facebook for his fitting dedication to our heroes.

The video was posted to Facebook by Ryan Fournier, the founder of Students for Trump. However, it appears to have originated on TikTok, where it was uploaded by @roballnic1.

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While the details surrounding the video are scanty — where and when it was recorded, who recorded it, who the pilot was — it’s the type of video that would be difficult to fake unless you have a spare Boeing 737 hanging around.

What is clear from the video is that the pilot begins by saying, “We’re heading down to Houston, it should take us two hours and 27 minutes. The weather’s good, weather’s good, the ride should be good.”

As he was saying that, however, he was holding up a tablet with the pictures of some of the 11 Marines, one soldier and one sailor from the Kabul bombing.

“I’ve got six more days left here at Southwest Airlines, I have to retire because I’m 65 years old,” he said to applause.

“I’ll keep flying. And every time I fly now, I want to dedicate our flight and my trip to the 13 senseless losses of soldiers, sailors, Marines,” he continued.

“Men and women. My brother Marines, my sister Marines.”

This elicited a “hoo-rah” from the cabin.

“Everybody, just remember them,” he added. “And I don’t care who you hated or who you liked in the last election. What happened was just wrong.”

This got some assent from the cabin, too. He finished the preflight speech by saying, “We’ll get going. Smiles, everybody. And … remember the 13.”

With that, the pilot got a round of applause.



While the text overlaid on the original TikTok video said this was the pilot’s last flight, there’s no evidence of that in the video or in other reports. Given that he said he had six days left with the company and that “I’ll keep flying,” this seems unlikely.

However, the video also seems equally unlikely to be fakery.

It’s difficult to say that the deaths of 13 American service members in a suicide attack carried out by a branch of the Islamic State group could get lost in the shuffle, per se. However, there was so much senseless tragedy surrounding the fall of Afghanistan and our hasty withdrawal from the country that it was almost an afterthought. The whole affair stunned the nation and the world.

It’s not as if the men and women who were killed in the attack didn’t have their lives celebrated. This was the hometown welcome for Lance Cpl. Rylee McCollum in Jackson, Wyoming:

However, it’s acts like these that go viral — and like it or not, social media status is currency these days.

This pilot, whoever he may be, made sure to spend that currency in the best way possible.

We may never know who he was. Rest assured, however, plenty of people will remember what he said.

If you’re going to mark one of your last flights piloting a commercial jet in a profound way, it’s hard to think of how you could do it better than this. Our hats are off to you, sir.

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

It was the last mass casualty event during our 20-year war in Afghanistan — 13 U.S. service members killed in a suicide attack at the Kabul airport, along with more than 160 Afghans. The attack shook the United States and our allies to the core, particularly coming after the chaotic fall of the country to the Taliban. While there may be no way to sufficiently honor those who paid the ultimate price during the Aug. 26 bombing, an unknown pilot is making the rounds on TikTok and Facebook for his fitting dedication to our heroes. The video was posted to Facebook by Ryan Fournier, the founder of Students for Trump. However, it appears to have originated on TikTok, where it was uploaded by @roballnic1. While the details surrounding the video are scanty — where and when it was recorded, who recorded it, who the pilot was — it’s the type of video that would be difficult to fake unless you have a spare Boeing 737 hanging around. What is clear from the video is that the pilot begins by saying, “We’re heading down to Houston, it should take us two hours and 27 minutes. The weather’s good, weather’s good, the ride should be good.” As he was saying that, however, he was holding up a tablet with the pictures of some of the 11 Marines, one soldier and one sailor from the Kabul bombing. “I’ve got six more days left here at Southwest Airlines, I have to retire because I’m 65 years old,” he said to applause. “I’ll keep flying. And every time I fly now, I want to dedicate our flight and my trip to the 13 senseless losses of soldiers, sailors, Marines,” he continued. “Men and women. My brother Marines, my sister Marines.” This elicited a “hoo-rah” from…

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FDA Official Says Feds Need to Shoot Black Americans with Blow Darts Filled with COVID Vaccine: Report

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A Food and Drug Administration official was caught on tape seemingly suggesting black Americans who are hesitant about the COVID-19 vaccine should be shot with blow darts to get inoculated — while also suggesting some “Amazonians” could “get it done” for them.

This revelation came from Part Two of a Project Veritas exposé about the vaccine that was released this week.



In the footage, a man identified as FDA economist Taylor Lee, spoke to an undercover journalist from the organization, mentioning several times that he was so frustrated with the black community’s reluctance that his solution would be to forcibly administer the shot.

Although he appeared to be speaking tongue-in-cheek, his remarks were disturbing, condescending and culturally insensitive.

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Lee suggested using this method that is insulting to black Americans as it is often employed against animals and also takes a dig at some indigenous people in South America known for hunting that way.

“I remember reading about how with COVID [vaccine] trials, they were having an issue recruiting African-American people and it was because of a different medication the government tried to do that was specifically designed to kill African Americans,” Lee pointed out.

When the undercover journalist off-camera suggested he couldn’t blame them for their mistrust after that, Lee replied, “I can’t, but at the same time, like, blow dart,” he concluded. “That’s where we’re going.”

Lee went on to explain that he felt the Johnson & Johnson version of the vaccine would do well for the purpose.

“Like, go to the unvaccinated, and blow it into them — blow dart it into them. That’s where I am at this point,” Lee said.

When the Project Veritas journalist asked him for a broader strategy to get minorities to take the shot, Lee continued with his same bizarre proposal, adding they’d have to “post video campaigns about doing it to the whites first” so they couldn’t be charged with racism.

“We’ll have to hire some Amazonians first because they’ll get it done,” Lee added. The official then doubled down on this angle in what appeared to be footage from another conversation between the undercover journalist and Lee.

“Want to see how fast I get an Amazon rainforest tribe out here?” Lee said, continuing with his insensitive generalizations that are normally taboo in polite society.

While it’s true this is one man’s opinion in what he likely thought was a casual social setting, it does point to a certain mindset from an FDA insider that is as dangerous as it is shocking.

The idea that Lee would suggest force as an appropriate method to achieve universal vaccination isn’t far-fetched considering what’s happening in the world lately.

President Joe Biden warned that his “patience” was “wearing thin” for the unvaccinated when he addressed the nation and announced a sweeping vaccine mandate for millions of Americans.

It’s also no laughing matter considering the frightening authoritarian crackdown that has turned Australia into a police state — and while the country is physically a world away, it seems philosophically adjacent to the kind of mindset an FDA employee is expressing.

It’s disturbing to witness the way Lee so casually speaks about his burning desire to forcibly vaccinate people as an insider at the agency responsible for keeping Americans safe from harmful substances, and even more so as he speaks about black and minority populations.

Project Veritas is doing a service to America by exposing the dark underbelly of these organizations, but it’s difficult to watch knowing that Lee is just one man exposed among the plethora of operatives who think like him still embedded in the deep state.

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

A Food and Drug Administration official was caught on tape seemingly suggesting black Americans who are hesitant about the COVID-19 vaccine should be shot with blow darts to get inoculated — while also suggesting some “Amazonians” could “get it done” for them. This revelation came from Part Two of a Project Veritas exposé about the vaccine that was released this week. https://youtu.be/4oWWcqGk1m4 In the footage, a man identified as FDA economist Taylor Lee, spoke to an undercover journalist from the organization, mentioning several times that he was so frustrated with the black community’s reluctance that his solution would be to forcibly administer the shot. Although he appeared to be speaking tongue-in-cheek, his remarks were disturbing, condescending and culturally insensitive. Lee suggested using this method that is insulting to black Americans as it is often employed against animals and also takes a dig at some indigenous people in South America known for hunting that way. “I remember reading about how with COVID [vaccine] trials, they were having an issue recruiting African-American people and it was because of a different medication the government tried to do that was specifically designed to kill African Americans,” Lee pointed out. When the undercover journalist off-camera suggested he couldn’t blame them for their mistrust after that, Lee replied, “I can’t, but at the same time, like, blow dart,” he concluded. “That’s where we’re going.” Lee went on to explain that he felt the Johnson & Johnson version of the vaccine would do well for the purpose. “Like, go to the unvaccinated, and blow it into them — blow dart it into them. That’s where I am at this point,” Lee said. When the Project Veritas journalist asked him for a broader strategy to get minorities to take the shot, Lee continued with his same…

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