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Tue Jun 29, 2021, 08:40 PM

House GOP leaders won't support probe of Jan. 6 Capitol riot

Source: AP

By MARY CLARE JALONICK

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republican leaders say they will oppose the creation of a select committee to investigate the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol — and have so far declined to say whether they will even participate in the probe.

In a memo to all House Republicans late Tuesday, No. 2 House Republican Steve Scalise said the House panel “is likely to pursue a partisan agenda” in investigating the violent attack by former President Donald Trump’s supporters, and he encouraged Republicans to vote against it. A vote on a resolution that would create the panel is scheduled for Wednesday.

Earlier in the day, Scalise declined to say whether members of his party would even agree to sit on the committee, telling reporters at a news conference that “I can’t answer that question.” House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy also declined to say whether Republicans would participate.

The Republican opposition comes as McCarthy is facing pressure to take the investigation seriously from police officers who responded to the attack, Democrats and even some of his fellow Republicans. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has invited representatives of the Metropolitan Police Department of the District of Columbia and the U.S. Capitol Police to sit in the gallery and watch Wednesday’s vote, according to a person familiar with the plan who wasn’t authorized to discuss it and spoke on condition of anonymity. Dozens of those officers were brutally beaten and suffered injuries as Trump’s supporters pushed past them and broke into the building to interrupt the certification of President Joe Biden’s victory.



House Minority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., joined at left by Republican Conference Chair Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., speaks during a news conference at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, June 29, 2021. Scalise won't say whether his caucus will support or participate in a proposed select committee to investigate the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)


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Reply House GOP leaders won't support probe of Jan. 6 Capitol riot (Original post)
Omaha Steve Jun 2021 OP
Firestorm49 Jun 2021 #1
liberalgunwilltravel Jun 2021 #25
dchill Jun 2021 #2
Scottie Mom Jun 2021 #3
blm Jun 2021 #4
kacekwl Jun 2021 #5
CanonRay Jun 2021 #6
Enter stage left Jun 2021 #7
AllaN01Bear Jun 2021 #8
robbob Jun 2021 #29
Turbineguy Jun 2021 #9
monkeyman1 Jun 2021 #10
Botany Jun 2021 #11
bahboo Jun 2021 #12
DFW Jun 2021 #13
Traildogbob Jun 2021 #16
DFW Jun 2021 #18
Initech Jun 2021 #14
DFW Jun 2021 #20
orleans Jun 2021 #15
Warpy Jun 2021 #17
monkeyman1 Jun 2021 #19
Buckeye_Democrat Jun 2021 #24
nuxvomica Jun 2021 #21
FreepFryer Jun 2021 #22
Deminpenn Jun 2021 #23
twodogsbarking Jun 2021 #26
BumRushDaShow Jun 2021 #27
malthaussen Jun 2021 #28
usaf-vet Jun 2021 #30
TomCADem Jun 2021 #31
GrandmaB Jun 2021 #32
Elessar Zappa Jun 2021 #34
NNadir Jul 2021 #37
gopiscrap Jul 2021 #38
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Jun 2021 #33
Stuart G Jun 2021 #35
EndlessWire Jun 2021 #36
apnu Jul 2021 #39

Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Jun 29, 2021, 08:42 PM

1. What a shock. I am dismayed!

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Response to Firestorm49 (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 30, 2021, 05:20 AM

25. Don't be dismayed

The reason they don't want to participate in the January 6th Investigation is that they are still fatigued from participating in the January 6th insurrection.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Jun 29, 2021, 08:43 PM

2. 'Kay.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Jun 29, 2021, 08:45 PM

3. Ya think the Q-publican traitors might not wish to be exposed?

Fearing partisanship is not the issue. Getting arrested and indicted might well be the problem.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Jun 29, 2021, 08:48 PM

4. Consciousness of Guilt.

Consciousness of Guilt.


Consciousness of Guilt.


Consciousness of Guilt.


Consciousness of Guilt.


Come on media, tell it straight.


Consciousness of Guilt.


Consciousness of Guilt.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Jun 29, 2021, 08:50 PM

5. The reason it's partisan

cause all the Republicans who participated, encouraged and support it to this day. Scared much ?

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Jun 29, 2021, 10:22 PM

6. Guilty

That is all

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Jun 29, 2021, 10:29 PM

7. tRumpghazi, tRumpghazi, tRumpghazi...

we need at least 33 house investigations into tRumpghazi, and have the orange anus testify for at least 8 hours in front of the investigators, without changing his Depends.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Jun 29, 2021, 11:05 PM

8. one comentator said to say this word at them if they complain or refuse .

bengazi, for four years the rs used that , not as leagel trial but ti find dirt. before that it was white water . huge amounts of monies wasted for their political ego.

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Reply #8)

Wed Jun 30, 2021, 10:09 AM

29. Not wasted, not for their ego

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but rather a deliberate and cynical tactic to smear and obstruct their opponents. How many uniformed people, to this day, think there is something corrupt about Hillary? Not even RW Fox watching trumpers, just ordinary people who can’t take the time to dig a little deeper. “Where there’s smoke there’s fire” they say, and the GOP are experts at creating smoke out of thin air.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Jun 29, 2021, 11:07 PM

9. Easy solution

open the umpteenth investigation into Benghazi and "her emails".

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Jun 29, 2021, 11:08 PM

10. the ol' saying & republican's pay attention - shit roll's down hill ' !

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Jun 29, 2021, 11:29 PM

11. The Liberal Red Neck Speaks For Me .... America's Shakespeare



So I say for one fine, floor it. Sally forth. Fuck 'em up and lets see what happens.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Jun 29, 2021, 11:36 PM

12. geez....you think they would love to expose antifa....bastards....

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Jun 30, 2021, 12:20 AM

13. Well, DUH

John WIlkes Booth didn't want an inquiriy into the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, either.

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Response to DFW (Reply #13)

Wed Jun 30, 2021, 12:32 AM

16. No he did not

And he would not have been on a select committee to investigate the shooting.

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Response to Traildogbob (Reply #16)

Wed Jun 30, 2021, 12:49 AM

18. At least, not in 1865

Today's Republican Party might be somewhat more lenient (dare I say liberal?) in their restrictions.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Jun 30, 2021, 12:21 AM

14. So that means they were in on it then?

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Response to Initech (Reply #14)

Wed Jun 30, 2021, 12:51 AM

20. Let's put it this way:

Their attitude is NOT that of someone who is more interested in the truth than that of some interested in suppressing it.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Jun 30, 2021, 12:31 AM

15. of course they oppose investigating 1/6 -- there's a reason for that...



i certainly hope there are plenty of police sitting in the gallery watching the republican ("blue lives matter" ) vote against them.

republicans justifying their piece of shit vote will sound like this: "wah! we had to vote against investigating 1/6 so the mean old dems don't say bad things about donald trump and talk about the shit some of us pulled when we tried to blow up democracy! oh, and blue lives still matter ... sorta"

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Jun 30, 2021, 12:38 AM

17. Considering their golden boy McCarthy has already been implicated

this comes as absolutely no surprise. They know who facilitated that mess and who is vulnerable to expulsion and unsurprisingly, they're all GOP.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #17)

Wed Jun 30, 2021, 12:50 AM

19. about damn time somebody put that out there ! i forgot the meetings!

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Response to Warpy (Reply #17)

Wed Jun 30, 2021, 04:59 AM

24. Yep.

They know their constituents were involved, beyond just Trump.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Jun 30, 2021, 01:01 AM

21. They'll have to be called as witnesses anyway

Saves them from having to question themselves, which Republicans have no experience doing.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Jun 30, 2021, 03:44 AM

22. Kthxbai. What address should we use for the subpoenas? (Nt)

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Jun 30, 2021, 04:57 AM

23. Reportedly the crazy caucus is clamoring for McCarthy to

recommend them to serve on the committee.

The real problem for McCarthy is he can only recommend R members. Pelosi has the final say, so he cannot pick Jordan or Nunes or Gohmert or any other member who is likely to be disruptive and won't want to pick Cheney, Katko, Kinzinger.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Jun 30, 2021, 06:53 AM

26. I think they are already part of any investigation.

Therein lies the problem.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Jun 30, 2021, 07:43 AM

27. "House GOP leaders won't support probe"

Of course they won't. They were part and parcel of the planning of it and when it failed, they made sure to dismiss it as a nothingburger "tourist" event, despite the deaths of 5 people, millions of dollars worth of damage to historic government property, and an extreme security breach of government information.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Jun 30, 2021, 09:58 AM

28. If you fear a "partisan agenda" then the best thing would be to have your own people on the committe

... to keep an eye on the others.

Although what sort of "partisan agenda" the committee could be following remains opaque. It's almost as though the GOP identify themselves with the insurgents.

But hey, it's all lies anyway, and they waste little time anymore trying to make them remotely plausible.

-- Mal

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Jun 30, 2021, 04:51 PM

30. They are petrified of what the committee will discover pointing to THEIR guilt and complicity.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Jun 30, 2021, 05:57 PM

31. Another Reason Why Tucker Carlson's Conspiracy...

… theory that the FBI was behind the insurrection is not worth the air TC breathes. If TC’a conspiracy was not such a massive lie, the GOP would be demanding a probe.

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Response to TomCADem (Reply #31)

Wed Jun 30, 2021, 06:16 PM

32. typical lying repuke

They have to lie to get attention. Nothing that comes out of this chickenpoops mouth is believable by anyone with an ounce of sense.

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Response to GrandmaB (Reply #32)

Wed Jun 30, 2021, 06:47 PM

34. Welcome to DU!

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Response to GrandmaB (Reply #32)

Thu Jul 1, 2021, 05:37 PM

37. Welcome to DU GrandmaB! It's a pleasure to have you.

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Response to GrandmaB (Reply #32)

Wed Jul 28, 2021, 11:53 PM

38. welcome to DU

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Jun 30, 2021, 06:27 PM

33. Of course they won't

They're guilty.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Reply #33)

Wed Jun 30, 2021, 09:02 PM

35. Those 2 words say it all:..."They're guilty"...K and R those 2 words..repeat: "They're guilty"

Thank You...

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Jun 30, 2021, 10:17 PM

36. Did anyone even invite them to sit on the Committee? Who cares what they think? n/t

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Jul 29, 2021, 04:26 PM

39. Of course not. Half of them were in on it or aware of it.

They were on the floor that day to prolong the process to give the mob maximum amount of time to disrupt.

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