5 thoughts on ““Time to move on,” he said…

  1. 4therecord says:

    In pressing Senate Republicans to kill the idea of an independent commission to investigate the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol by supporters of then-President Donald Trump, McConnell did not bother to disguise the fact that he was making a cravenly political calculation.
    Anything that looks back to the final ugly spasms of the Trump presidency, as opposed to pressing the case against the current occupant of the White House and his party, would hurt the Republicans’ chances for gaining back control of Congress, McConnell acknowledged to reporters on Tuesday. https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/05/28/really-scary-reason-republicans-dont-want-face-truth-about-jan-6/

    • Footnote says:

      “January 6th was a disgrace. American citizens attacked their own government. They used terrorism to try to stop a specific piece of domestic business they did not like. Fellow Americans beat and bloodied our own police. They stormed the Senate floor. They tried to hunt down the Speaker of the House. They built a gallows and chatted about murdering the Vice President. They did this because they’d been fed wild, falsehoods by the most powerful man on earth because he was angry. He lost an election. Former President Trump’s actions preceding the riot were a disgraceful dereliction of duty. . . . There’s no question, none, that President Trump is practically and morally responsible for provoking the events of the day. No question about it.”
      Sen. Mitch McConnell, speech on the Senate floor, February 13, 2021. https://www.rev.com/blog/transcripts/mitch-mcconnell-speech-transcript-after-vote-to-acquit-trump-in-2nd-impeachment-trial

  2. Nothing to look at here... says:

    A bipartisan probe led by two Senate committees has found that U.S. Capitol Police and other authorities were in possession of more alarming intelligence clues ahead of the Jan. 6 attack on the complex than previously documented. https://www.npr.org/2021/06/08/1004201155/bring-your-guns-probe-uncovers-more-alarming-intelligence-before-capitol-riot
    The findings are part of a report issued Tuesday by the Senate Rules and Homeland Security committees looking into the series of failures of intelligence, security preparations and emergency response before and during the insurrection. https://www.rules.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/Jan%206%20HSGAC%20Rules%20Report.pdf
    The report comes five months after the committees launched the investigation — the closest version of a bipartisan congressional effort looking into the insurrection. It follows Senate Republicans late last month blocking the creation of an independent, 9/11-style commission to investigate the attack.

  3. Santayana says:

    “Americans Are Dangerously Divided on the Insurrection : Too many Republicans support it, and too many Americans don’t want to investigate or prosecute it.” https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2021/06/americans-divided-insurrection-investigation-voter-fraud-polls.html
    “…In the latest polls, 21 percent of Republicans insist “the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol was justified,” and about 25 percent express a favorable opinion of “the people who took over the Capitol.” Twenty-two percent, when they’re asked about the people who “broke into the U.S. Capitol building on Jan. 6 to disrupt the certification of the 2020 presidential election results,” endorse “these actions by Trump supporters.” Thirty-five percent, when they’re offered a menu of words to “describe the participants who took part in the events on Jan. 6,” choose the word “patriots.”
    By joining with other Republicans who don’t endorse violence but believe Trump’s lies—or who know what happened but want to bury it—these pro-insurrection Republicans have gained control of the party. Fifty percent of Republicans blame the Capitol attack on “left-wing protesters trying to make Trump look bad,” and 60 percent blame it on Biden, Democrats, or Antifa. (Another 16 percent blame the U.S. Capitol police. Only 25 percent blame Trump, Republicans, or white nationalists.) Three-quarters of Republicans say it’s “time to move on” and forget the attack, and more Republicans say the perpetrators shouldn’t be prosecuted (about 40 percent of the party) than say they should. That’s why Senate Republicans blocked a commission: By exposing and addressing the truth, it would upset their supporters.”

  4. Rule of Law says:

    The Southern Poverty Law Center Action Fund bar complaint against Morris “Mo” Brooks, the United States Representative for Alabama’s 5th congressional district, for prolific violations of the Alabama Rules of Professional Conduct, as well as apparent violations of state and federal law, which, if proven, violate the Alabama Bar’s Rules of Professional Conduct. https://www.splcactionfund.org/sites/default/files/FINAL_Brooks%20Bar%20Complaint%20v7.pdf

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