Shortly after the January sixth riot on the Capitol, Republicans mentioned the rights issues about investigating the occasion. However within the months which have adopted, GOP management has proven that their solely aim is to guard Donald Trump at any price.
So when Kevin McCarthy submitted an inventory of Republicans to serve on a 1/6 panel, he included some attention-grabbing names. 3 of the 5 lawmakers he named voted in opposition to certifying the election. And never surprisingly, he included high Trump sycophant Jim Jordan on his checklist. Anderson Cooper ripped that call on his Monday present.
The CNN host began, “Home Minority Chief Kevin McCarthy named his picks for the choose committee on the January sixth assault on the capitol. No shock, a few of his decisions wished the identical end result by totally different means because the rioters did. They wished to overturn election outcomes. Actually, they voted to. One even boasted about it.”
Cooper then performed a clip of Jordan saying, “I don’t know how one can ever persuade me that President Trump didn’t win this factor primarily based on all of the belongings you see.”
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Correspondent Ryan Nobles weighed in, “There’s a fairly compelling physique of proof that claims simply that, Anderson. And that’s a part of what this choose committee’s activity is to do, to attach these dots to determine what went mistaken right here on January sixth, after which give you options to forestall it from ever occurring sooner or later. That’s why there was lots of concern concerning the picks that Kevin McCarthy was going to make to this panel.”
Naming Jordan to the panel was a first-class troll job by McCarthy. It stays to be seen if Speaker Nancy Pelosi will veto the selection.
Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey primarily based politics and expertise author. His work has been featured in psfk.com, foxsports.com and hillreporter.com. He enjoys sports activities, politics, comedian books and spending time on the shore together with his household.