Democrats still trying to exploit January 6 events
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday continued his criticism of a congressional commission to look into the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, calling it a "purely political exercise."
During a press conference, McConnell noted that Democrats already voted to impeach former President Donald Trump over what they said was his role in inspiring the attack — and those who have been charged with participating in the attack are set to face trial, Mediaite reported.
"So what would an additional report be about?" McConnell said.
Democrats, McConnell said, just want to keep "litigat[ing] the former president." He said the commission is a purely political exercise that adds nothing to the sum total of information."
"All of these aspects of it are being dealt with in one way or another already," McConnell said.
The House already has approved a bipartisan commission, with 35 Republicans joining with Democrats. Approval in the Senate seems far less likely, with the GOP poised to filibuster the action. Sixty votes would be needed, and the Senate is currently split 50-50 between the parties.
I suspect the Democrats sense that the tide is moving against them in making this an issue. The evidence just does not support their allegations of an armed insurrection which they alleged in their latest impeachment. The evidence is strating to leak out that many of the "respassers" were allowed in by the Capitol police and mostly just wandered around taking in the scene.