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The complete and total failure of the Jan. 6 committee

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If you want to see just how out of touch with reality the Democratic Party has gotten itself over the Jan. 6 riot, look no further than former FBI agent Peter Strzok. The adulterous and unethical FBI agent told MSNBC this week, “If you look at the scale in terms of the threat to democracy — I mean, 9/11 was a tragedy. We lost thousands of lives in a horrific way that we still mourn to this day, but when you look at something that is an attack on democracy, something that could actually bring about a fundamental change to American governance as we understand it, 9/11 is nothing compared to January 6.”

So a protest that turned into a riot in which one rioter was killed by police is a very big deal compared to the mere intentional murder of thousands of innocent Americans. Got it.

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Democrats think 9/11 is “nothing” compared to Jan. 6. No wonder their party is cruising toward an epic beating this November.

If you think Strzok is alone in his Jan. 6 delusions, just look at Harvard University’s latest poll asking voters to identify what are the “most important issues of the day.” Republicans said immigration (37%), inflation (24%), and jobs (21%). The nation as a whole said inflation (37%), jobs (29%), and immigration (23%). Pretty much the same.

But Democrats are on their own fantasy island where the second- and third-most important issues of the day are climate change (23%) and women’s rights (25%). And the No. 1 issue facing the country today, according to Democrats? You guessed it: Jan. 6 (27%).

Much of the blame for the Democratic Party’s freak-out over the regrettable occurrences that day belongs to the House committee investigating the riot, which has endlessly hyped and distorted the events leading up to Jan. 6 and the actual events of that day.

In perhaps the most blatantly partisan and cynical move by the committee, it deliberately leaked texts obtained by staff through its subpoena power to the press for the express purpose of trying to unseat a Republican senator.

The texts between former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows and Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) were leaked completely out of context to make it appear that Lee was conspiring with then-President Donald Trump to delay certification of the 2020 election. Utah Senate candidate Evan McMullin, who has been endorsed by the Democratic Party, has made these texts the centerpiece of his entire campaign, accusing Lee of betraying the Constitution by urging the White House “to find fake electors to overturn the will of the people.”

McMullin’s story, however, is completely false — and dishonestly so. Lee had circulated a letter to his Republican colleagues the week before Jan. 6 explaining why he was not going to join other colleagues in objecting to the certification of electors. Even after being personally attacked by Trump for rejecting this delay, Lee stood firm and followed through on his promise to certify the electors.

Jan. 6 was a dark day in American history. A riot broke out at the nation’s Capitol, and a protester was killed. The certification of President Joe Biden's victory was momentarily delayed. Fortunately, 850 people and counting have already been arrested and charged for the crimes committed that day. Many have already been convicted. People are being held accountable. The criminal justice system is doing its job.

All the Jan. 6 committee has accomplished is to further divide our country by attacking honorable statesmen like Lee, who did his constitutional duty that day. As New Orleans Democrat Ben Johnson recently told the New York Times, “I do agree that the biggest threat is survival of our democracy, but it’s the divisiveness that is creating this threat.”

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Tags: Editorials, January 6, January 6 Committee, 9/11, Evan McMullin, Mike Lee, Washington D.C., Midterms 2022

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