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Pelosi Falls for Obvious McCarthy Trap in Flap Over Jan. 6th Committee

How did she not see this coming?!

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Ask any pundit on any of the left-leaning news stations about Nancy Pelosi’s intelligence, and you’re likely to hear a long diatribe in which they put Madam Speaker on a pedestal and fawn over her perceived political prowess.

But, this week, the liberal heroine fell for one of the most obvious tricks in the book.

It all began weeks ago, when congressional Republicans began planting the seeds of doubt in whatever outcome would arrive at the end Pelosi’s “select committee” investigating the events of January 6th.  The GOP wanted to paint the entire process as a bipartisan attack on former President Donald Trump and his supporters, meant to diminish his hopes of running for office again in 2024.

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Pelosi, in an attempt to assuage these fears, asked the GOP to select their own delegation for the committee.  House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy then laid the perfect trap by appointing several members of Congress who were part and parcel to the “stop the steal” movement, knowing that it would ruffle Pelosi’s feathers.

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It worked, and the House Speaker made a silly, silly mistake by banishing two of the GOP’s picks.

This gave McCarthy an out, and allowed him to once again blast the entire process as a partisan hit-job.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said Wednesday that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi harmed the House as an institution and undermined the Jan. 6 select committee by choosing not to seat Reps. Jim Jordan and Jim Banks, who McCarthy picked to fill two of the five GOP slots on the committee.

“Speaker Pelosi has taken the unprecedented step of denying the minority party’s picks for the select committee on Jan. 6. This represents something that has not happened in the House before for a select committee, by the historian,” McCarthy, R-Calif., said at a press conference.

“It’s an egregious abuse of power. Pelosi has broken this institution. Denying the voice of members who have served in the military – Jim Banks, a Navy veteran who served in Afghanistan,” McCarthy continued. “As well as a leader of a standing committee. Jim Jordan isn’t ranking of just his first committee, he’s done it before.”

Pelosi has not clarified why she chose to omit Banks and Jordan, other than a blanket complaint over their “past statements and actions”.

Now, as the entire investigation falls into the void of partisan irrelevancy, Pelosi is the only one left to blame.

 

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Fleeing Texas Democrat Now Facing Arrest Warrant

Play stupid games win stupid prizes.

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Instead of accepting defeat in the state legislature, the Democrats of the Texas statehouse decided that they’d simply whisk themselves away to Washington DC to prevent a vote on an election integrity bill to occur. This was the second time they had pulled a stunt like this in less than a year, and Texas Governor Greg Abbott has now said that these lawmakers will be arrested upon their reentry to Texas, and taken to the legislature to make certain that the vote occurs. Now it seems as though members of the Texas GOP are making good on Abbott’s promise. Speaker of the House Dade Phelan (R-Beaumont) signed a civil arrest warrant on Monday for State Representative Philip Cortez (D-San Antonio) for his failure to return to the House of Representatives, the Texas Tribune reported. Cortez abandoned his fellow Democrats late last week when he unexpectedly returned to Texas. Cortez claimed he returned to Austin to attempt to engage in a “good faith dialogue” on the matter of House Bill 3, the election law reform bill. After receiving harsh criticism from fellow Democrats for returning to Austin without consulting them, Cortez returned to Washington, D.C. The San Antonio Democrat currently serves as chairman of the House Urban Affairs Committee. Speaker Phelan issued a statement saying, in part, that Cortez had “irrevocably broken my trust and the trust of the chamber.” The speaker added that Cortez “represented to me and his fellow members that he wanted to work on policy and find solutions to bring his colleagues back to Texas.” The bill in question has been criticized by Texas Democrats as unfairly prohibitive to communities of color, while the GOP says that the law would simply strengthen the security of the election itself, in an effort to prevent fraud from occurring.

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Liz Cheney Takes Aim at Trump During Opening Statement at Jan 6 Hearing

She’s still claiming this is “nonpartisan”, however.

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The Republican Party has made it very clear that they are not interested in any sort of re-trial of Donald Trump in regard to the events of January 6th, and that any attempt to steer an investigation his direction would be considered bit of partisan tomfoolery on behalf of those who engage in such speculation. Therein lies the problem for the Nancy Pelosi-led special committee on January 6th, in that they can’t afford to be considered a partisan affair, but they are almost certainly itching for a chance to attack the former Commander in Chief. Liz Cheney, one of the few Republicans involved in the current probe, wasted no time in going there on Tuesday, however. “The American people deserve the full and open testimony of every person with knowledge of the planning and preparation for January 6th,” Cheney said in her opening statement. The Wyoming Republican has gone on record for criticizing her GOP colleagues for supporting the former president — whom many say incited his supporters to attack the Capitol — and undermining an investigation into the events of Jan. 6. She was voted out of her role as chair of the House Republican Conference in May as a result. And then… “We must also know what happened every minute of that day in the White House – every phone call, every conversation, every meeting leading up to, during, and after the attack. Honorable men and women have an obligation to step forward,” Cheney said. Tuesday’s hearing featured the testimony of a number of police officers who were involved in attempting to stop the insurrection that occurred that day, and set the tone for a heated and lengthy probe to come.

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