Even Mitch McConnell is Opposing Jan. 6 Commission to Investigate Trump Supporters as Domestic Terrorists
Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has come out against the proposed Jan. 6 commission that would give Democrats police state powers to investigate Trump supporters and other Republicans as domestic terrorists.
McConnell is coming out against the measure after 35 Republicans betrayed their party, their nation and their sacred honor to sign onto the measure in the U.S. House. Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) has indicated that he intends to support the commission.
“I do not believe the additional extraneous commission that Democratic leaders want would uncover crucial new facts or promote healing,” McConnell said on the Senate floor Thursday. “Frankly, I do not believe it is even designed to do that.”
Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC), another Trump opponent in the GOP, has also said he will not be voting to approve the commission.
“I will continue to support the real serious work of the criminal justice system and our own Senate committees and urge my colleagues to oppose this extraneous layer when the time comes for the Senate to vote,” McConnell also said on the floor.
Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) has also flirted with supporting the commission but is trying to get some concessions out of the Democrats to ensure it is not another partisan witch hunt.
“I want to have a commission. The House bill needs to be improved. And one of the flaws of the House bill is that it has the chairman essentially appointing all of the staff,” Collins said on Wednesday. “For the commission to be successful it has to be nonpartisan and we know that if it’s stacked with partisan staff that it will get off to a bad start.”
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) is expected to bring the vote to the floor sometime this week, according to Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.). It is not expected to receive the 60 votes needed to prevent the filibuster from killing the measure.
“The Democratic-led Congress is not going to just sweep Jan. 6 under the rug. The truth will come out,” Schumer said to reporters on Tuesday.
Big League Politics has reported on how the violence that occurred on Jan. 6 is being exploited by Democrats to rip up the Bill of Rights and bring the war on terror home against their political opposition:
“Federal prosecutor Michael Sherwin appeared on CBS News’ 60 Minutes on Sunday where he admitted that he charged as many people as quickly as possible regardless of the evidence to put a chilling effect on the 1st Amendment rights of Trump supporters.
“After the 6th, we had an inauguration on the 20th. So I wanted to ensure, and our office wanted to ensure that there was shock and awe that we could charge as many people as possible before the 20th,” Sherwin told CBS News.
He added: “And it worked because we saw through media posts that people were afraid to come back to D.C. because they’re like, “If we go there, we’re gonna get charged.”’
Sherwin made it clear that the feds went after people who had gone viral regardless of whether they perpetrated any violence or committed any actual crime.
“So the first people we went after, I’m gonna call the internet stars, right? The low-hanging fruit. The ‘zip-tie guy,’ the ‘rebel flag guy,’ the ‘Camp Auschwitz guy.’ We wanted to take out those individuals that essentially were thumbing their noses at the public for what they did,” Sherwin said.”
If Republicans cannot unite to stop this anti-constitutional witch hunt, they will have outlived their usefulness for American patriots. The fact that even a craven weasel like McConnell realizes the insanity of this proposed Democrat overreach is a good sign that the measure will be killed.