House Speaker Pelosi just isn’t inquisitive about transparency and accountability, or she would come clear about her position in leaving the Capitol Police with out the backup they requested on that horrible day.
She just isn’t inquisitive about the fact, or we might know the identify of the officer who fatally shot Donald Trump supporter Ashli Babbitt and Pelosi wouldn’t have spent nearly 5 months mendacity about Officer Brian Sicknick, who died the subsequent day of a stroke, not at the fingers of Trump supporters.
Pelosi just isn’t inquisitive about bipartisanship, or she wouldn’t have insisted on complete Democrat management of her pet fee from the begin. Just as a result of you will have the numbers in Congress, doesn’t imply it’s sensible to abuse your energy.
No, the solely factor Pelosi is inquisitive about is branding Republicans “white supremacists” and “domestic terrorists,” as a result of demonizing their opponents is all the Democrats have for the 2022 midterm elections. They know that after one other 18 months of the tender mercies of a Biden administration, voters might be ready to kick them out.
There was a time when Republican senators similar to Ron Johnson and Lindsey Graham wished Congress to nominate an impartial fee to analyze the Jan. 6 riot, as a strategy to inject fact into the dishonest narrative the Democrats had concocted for his or her second impeachment of Trump.
No Republican condones the violence that day. The social gathering of legislation and order has condemned the thugs who attacked Capitol police and smashed their approach into the constructing. Republican members in the House that day had been victims simply as a lot as Democrats, if no more. Vice President Mike Pence was the prime goal of the actual crazies.
So GOP members very a lot wish to get to the backside of the safety failures that allowed the Capitol to be breached.
But that’s the very last thing Pelosi needs. She is simply greedy for a brand new weapon to beat up her competitors.
That’s why there won’t be sufficient Republican senators prepared to rubber stamp her partisan fee.
How can they belief a girl who has maligned GOP members of Congress as “the enemy within” and put in steel detectors at the door of the chamber as a direct insult to her colleagues throughout the ground.
How can they belief a speaker who calls for they put on masks even after vaccination as a result of she says they’re “selfish” liars. “Do you want them breathing in your face on the strength of their honor?” she snarled.
She is inconceivable to work with. If she had been a supervisor in the company world she would have been fired way back.
The pity is that there’s a lot we have to know about the Capitol riot and the cover-up since, in order that the public doesn’t proceed to be deceived by divisive partisans.
But in the face of nationwide bipartisan consensus that the riot was a lawless outrage, Democrats simply received’t cease mendacity for rank political benefit.
White House press secretary Jen Psaki was at it on Friday, declaring that “a number of officers” died throughout the riot. Is she actually so ignorant?
The purpose Democrats preserve throwing additional corpses into the combine is as a result of they wish to dilute the affect of the one one that actually was killed in the Capitol riot. That was Babbitt, an unarmed lady who appeared to pose no threat to the Capitol officer who shot her in the neck as she climbed via a window that day draped in the American flag.
The 35-year-old Iraq war veteran was petite, 5 foot 2 inches tall and weighing 110 kilos. In her backpack was only a sweater and a shawl. Her automobile was plastered with “Back the Blue” stickers. She was a patriot who signed up for the Air Force straight out of highschool in the wake of 9/11.
She had been honored with 12 service awards in her 14 years in the army and did 4 excursions of obligation in Iraq and Afghanistan, in response to her household’s legal professionals.
She got here dwelling to a rustic she felt had overpassed who the enemy was and as an alternative had turned on itself.
A struggling small-business proprietor, she admired Trump’s efforts to “Make America Great Again.”
She answered his name to fly throughout the nation from California Jan. 6 to attend what can be his final rally as president.
She made the mistake of getting into the Capitol with the mob that day. But she didn’t need to die for that mistake.
She was not a villain, and that’s what scares Democrats. It is why Pelosi is bending over backwards to suppress the circumstances of her loss of life from the public, and it’s why her devastated household has launched a $10 milllion-plus lawsuit in opposition to the Capitol Police.
Her loss of life might have been a justifiable murder, for all we all know, though it’s notable that the authorized time period “justifiable” doesn’t seem in the press launch from the Department of Justice closing the investigation into her loss of life with out felony expenses.
But the pace and secrecy of the investigation is at odds with the therapy we’ve got seen of cops concerned in different deadly shootings this previous yr.
One Capitol Police insider mentioned yesterday there are issues about the security of the officer and his household if his identification had been revealed — which is cheap. Perhaps it’s an excellent factor to suppress the names of cops concerned in deadly shootings till public emotion cools.
But the drawback is that this particular therapy has been afforded solely to the police drive which protects the politicians in Washington, to not the officers who defend the remainder of us.
No, the fact is the very last thing Pelosi needs to return out.
Bidens: Just ‘plane’ people
The final time his father was a Big Man in the White House, Hunter Biden benefited from such perks as luxurious journey on Air Force 2.
Now that Joe Biden is president, the experience is even plusher, and we are able to anticipate Hunter and his prolonged household as soon as once more to get pleasure from the privileges of excessive workplace.
Between March 5, 2009, and March 2, 2014, when he ditched his Secret Service element, the drug-addled Hunter took 29 flights on AF2, into and out of Andrews Air Force base (now renamed Joint Base Andrews), together with to seven international locations. His deserted laptop computer reveals the flights continued to the finish of Joe’s vice presidency.
Dates on his laptop computer complement Secret Service travel records obtained by Judicial Watch and printed as a part of the Grassley-Johnson Senate corruption inquiry into Hunter, which present he took a complete of 411 journeys in the US and to 29 international locations till mid-2014, most on industrial flights.
But Hunter knew that nothing demonstrated his clout to potential international enterprise companions higher than jetting in on AF2 with the US vice chairman.
He flew with Joe to Beijing on an official go to to fulfill Chinese President Xi Jinping on Dec. 4, 2013, after which Hunter scored a profitable enterprise deal.
On one other AF2 flight with Joe to Mexico City, on Feb. 24, 2016, Hunter introduced alongside enterprise accomplice Jeff Cooper.
Hunter hitched a experience on AF2 dwelling from Athens on June 7, 2017, after a gathering in Monaco for the corrupt Ukrainian power firm Burisma, which was paying him $83,333 a month to take a seat on its board.
But most of the AF2 junkets had been household holidays. On July 25, 2010, Hunter, sister Ashley and brother Beau flew with Joe for a trip in the Grand Canyon and Yellowstone nationwide parks. On Nov. 23, 2010, and Nov. 26, 2013, it was “wheels up” to Nantucket for Thanksgiving. On Feb. 10, 2012, AF2 ferried Hunter to Scottsdale, Ariz., for a three-day “boys’ weekend” together with his father and brother at an opulent golf resort. The trio returned on April 26 the following yr.
Nice life in case you’re a Biden.