We knew that Democrats taking over the White House and Congress was going to be a mess. That was never in question. We knew that they would propose wasteful, pointless legislation that was only about political theater and not about solving problems, and we knew that they would be whiners about everything.
Unfortunately, we were right.
As you may know, Democrats in the House recently put forth a bill to form a commission to examine the January 6, 2021 Capitol protests (or “riots” if you’re a leftist). You know, that peaceful non-event in which the only people who died either died from health issues or by being an unarmed military veteran who was shot by Capitol Police. Yet, somehow, the mainstream media keeps trying to make it sound like Trump incited violence which is the exact opposite of the truth.
That’s typical of the mainstream media, though, and of the vengeful Democrats who knew, when they tried to form this commission, that the only point of it was to try to demonize Trump, Trump supporters, and, basically, anyone even slightly to the right of (far left) Mother Jones magazine.
Fortunately, though, a few Republicans, enough Republicans, in the Senate had enough backbone to prevent this witch hunt from happening. Jack Phillips writes,
Senate Republicans on Friday blocked advancing a House-passed bill that would form a 9/11-style commission to investigate the Jan. 6 Capitol breach.
Senators voted 54-35 on the measure, falling short of the 60-vote threshold to avoid a filibuster.
Republican Sens. Mitt Romney (Utah), Ben Sasse (Neb.), Lisa Murkowski (Alaska), Susan Collins (Maine), Bill Cassidy (La.), and Rob Portman (Ohio) joined all Democrats in voting on the measure. Other than Portman, the six GOP senators all voted to convict former President Donald Trump during his second impeachment trial. Republican Sens. Pat Toomey (Pa.) and Richard Burr (N.C.), who voted to convict Trump during the trial, did not cast votes in favor of the Jan. 6 commission.
The vote came just a day after Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), on the Senate floor, urged his caucus not to support the legislation and suggested it was merely a partisan effort from Democrats.
It’s no surprise that RINOs like Romney, Murkowski, and Collins voted for the commission. They’re RINOs after all: Republican In Name Only.
Thankfully, though, there appear to be a few Republicans in the Senate who have the guts to call out the Democrats on their political theater and to shut this down.