Remember when the GOP had a crisis at the conference?
Republican Minority Leader House Rep. Kevin McCarthy (CA) received pushback in May of 2021 at the beginning of the 117th Congress of the United States of America. He had supported Rep. Liz Cheney (WY) for the conference chair position. But she was quickly displaced due to her lack of moral fortitude in the face of Democrat attacks against Donald Trump.
Cheney voted to impeach Trump in the January 15th Kangaroo Court. This second impeachment had a weak case supposedly about Trump’s involvement in the January 6th insurrection. Did Donald Trump storm the building looking for Mike Pence to prevent his gavel from falling? Nope. He said, “I know that everyone here will soon be marching over to the Capitol building to peacefully and patriotically make your voices heard.” Cheney must have assumed Trump was using BLM and Antifa code language to burn the place down.
Cheney certified the vote counts in Pennsylvania and other states like Georgia, Arizona, and Michigan, which had evident discrepancies and legal problems related to the authorization and use of mail-in ballots. Stefanik voted to reject the certification and seek an audit to verify the proper procedures were followed. Based on recent events in Arizona, it is clear that a forensic audit is necessary.
Stefanik is following in the footsteps of Republican Reps. Jim Jordan (OH), Rodney Davis, Devin Nunes (CA), and James Comer. These members of the House Freedom Caucus issued a letter to Speaker “Gourmet Ice cream” Pelosi asking the following questions. When Chief Sund requested national guard support on January 4th, why was that request denied? Did Sergeant at Arms Paul Irving get permission or instruction from your staff on January 4th before rejecting Chief Sund’s bid for the national guard? This letter pointed out that Sund’s request took “over an hour” to be approved. It means Pelosi and her staff were asleep at the wheel. She then went on to fire Irving and demand Sund’s resignation.
Stefanik should insist that Pelosi reveal the Capitol footage on January 6th. What kind of investigation will this become if she is unable or unwilling to do so?
Stefanik called Pelosi a radical authoritarian Speaker of the House and noted that the “partisan Jan 6th commission was never about investigating facts, was only ever about Pelosi’s radical politics and the Left’s endless obsession with crushing any discussion or debate.” She continued, “This commission is an absolute sham and has been a disgrace from the beginning; no amount of drooling excuses from the mainstream media will change that. What is Nancy Pelosi so afraid of? She is afraid of the American people finding out the truth that her failed leadership and the gross mismanagement of the U.S. Capitol led to the tragic events that day.”
Cheney trusts Nancy Pelosi and backs her efforts. She thinks that this will be a non-partisan investigation. What universe does she live in?