Republican House members Jim Jordan and Jim Banks have been kicked off the Jan 6, 2021 commission by Democratic Speaker Nancy Pelosi. For reasons which Speaker Pelosi didn’t address. the House gave the power to Speaker Pelosi to remove anyone from either party from the committee. Elections have consequences, and this one is particularly biting to the Republicans as Banks and Jordan both were ready to bring up serious counterpoints and facts to the Jan 6 narrative of the protest by alleged Trump supporters at the Capitol building.
Since then, Republican Minority leader Keven McCarthy had elected to pull the remaining Republicans from the commission, which will force the Democrats to run the commission without any reasonable evidence put forth from the right. While some are saying that this move by McCarthy is identical to the same tactic put forth by the Texas Democratic legislatures in absconding from a state bill vote on voting issues, others are saying the the commission will now be shown as to its partisan nature with many facts omitted, and will actually hurt the Democrats in the long run.
At this point, there was no record of actual injuries caused by protesters, as details on previously reported attacks have come to light. In addition, Jordan and Banks were going to introduce evidence to the fully-peaceful nature of the vast majority of protesters, many who were actually led in by uniformed police officers. In addition, no policemen were killed during the attack, though a few had died since the attack, most under “natural” conditions but otherwise with few details.Â All this was a protest and Democrats have always agreed with the Constitution that we Americans can protest.