Connect with us

Politics

Democrats Have ‘Backup Plan’ For Jan 6th Commission That Doesn’t Require Republican Support

Published

on

Nancy Pelosi

On Friday the bipartisan commission bill to investigate the January 6th Capitol riots “went down in flames” in a 54-35 vote, falling short of the needed 60 votes to bypass the Senate filibuster. Every Democrat present supported the bill and six Republican senators joined them. Eleven senators, including two Democrats, did not cast a vote, adding to the “no” category. Democrats, however, have a backup plan. The plan includes a select House committee that does not need Republican support in order to be established.

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) released a statement after Friday’s vote pledging “Democrats will proceed to find the truth.” Her statement said, “Leader McConnell and Senate Republicans’ denial of the truth of the January 6th insurrection bring shame to the Senate.” She also claimed, “Republicans’ cowardice in rejecting the truth of that dark day makes our Capitol and our country less safe.”

Many Democratic members of the House are publicly supporting the backup plan, urging Pelosi and leadership to establish the committee. Vox reports, “such a committee would differ from the proposed bipartisan commission in several key ways, but it could still take steps to ensure accountability for those involved in the insurrection.”

“Notably, a select committee would be composed of members of Congress rather than outside experts, and the subpoena power would function differently – but, crucially, it could also be created with only a simple majority vote in the House” reports Vox. Representative Joaquin Castro (D-TX) told CNN “Congress should create a select committee to fully investigate the causes and consequences of the insurrection on January 6.” Castro served as an impeachment manager in former President Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial.

Representative Ted Lieu (D-CA) tweeted after Friday’s vote, “Mitch McConnell thinks he can stop the full truth from coming out. He cannot. The House can empower a bipartisan select congressional committee to investigate the insurrection, The select committee would also have stronger subpoena power because GOP Members can’t block subpoenas.”

Continue Reading
3 Comments

3 Comments

  1. Rita Kammerling

    June 1, 2021 at 12:42 pm

    And Nancy’s culpability in all this will be swept under the rug. No thanks.

  2. Fancy

    June 2, 2021 at 10:15 pm

    Bipartisan lol

  3. American Cynic

    June 12, 2021 at 3:50 pm

    Let us not forget that the truth is a double edged sword.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

COVID-19

BLM Leader Vows to ‘Abolish’ NYC Mayor De Blasio’s Vax Passports

Says ‘Free Pass to Racism’,  ‘Modern-Day Freedom Papers’

Published

on

Chivona Newsome

New York Mayor Bill De Blasio’s vaccine mandates and consequential vaccine passports necessary to enter most bars and restaurants in the city are being dubbed racist by a Black Lives Matter leader.

Chivona Newsome co-founded the Greater New York Chapter of BLM and also ran as a congressional candidate in 2020 for New York’s 15th district sent a statement to Fox News explaining the claims of racism.

“Although Mayor Bill De Blasio ran on progressives values, nothing in his tenure will attest to his campaign promises,” Newsome stated. “The September 13th vaccine mandate is racist and specifically targets Black New Yorkers. The vaccination passports are modern-day Freedom Papers, which limit the free will of Black people.”

De Blasio’s mandates went into effect September 13, ordering indoor establishments making patrons show proof of vaccination before entering. Businesses can face fines up to $5,000 for not complying. On September 20, the Mayor’s office announced it had already issued 3,200 warnings to businesses in the first week.

Newsome continued, “The vaccination mandates infringe upon the civil liberties of the Black community…It’s more than where we can dine or enjoy entertainment, it will result in loss of income. As of Monday, September 27, Black health care workers and educators will lose their jobs.”

Newsome’s concerns for minorities and repercussions such as losing jobs is the same reasoning hundreds of groups and unions across the country have stood up against Biden’s vaccine mandate. Postal workers, Police unions, Nurse Unions and Hospital administrators are all amongst those expressing outrage.

Newsome says De Blasio’s actions are a direct attack on black Americans, and he “chose to disenfranchise and force the very people who elected him into poverty and second-class citizenship.”

She explained that de Blasio is, “fully aware of the hesitancy and distrust people of African descent have about vaccination and their interactions with government and law enforcement.” Newsome concluded, “the vaccination passport will not be a free pass to racism. Our organization pledges to demonstrate until the vaccine mandate is abolished.”

Continue Reading

Immigration

Democrat Pushes Back On False Claim Border Patrol Agents Whipped Migrants

Published

on

Henry Cuellar

During a CNN interview on Tuesday, Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX) pushed back on false claims by other Democrat lawmakers that U.S. Border Patrol agents riding horses were swinging whips at illegal immigrants trying to cross the southern border.

CNN anchor Victor Blackwell pushed the false information during, saying the Border Patrol agents were hitting migrants with what “appears to use what looks like a rope or a lasso” and then asking Cuellar for his reaction.

“Well, you know, certainly, we got to make sure we treat all the immigrants with respect and dignity,” Cuellar responded. “But I will say this, Border Patrol has had those horse brigades for a while, they’ve had them for a while, number one. Number two, they don’t carry whips. And they do not carry lassos. I think the picture you’re talking about, at least the one I’ve seen is the rein, the rein of the horses.”

“And should those be used? Should those be used should even if it is a rein?” Blackwell asked.

“Well, again, if there was a problem, it should be investigated,” Cuellar responded. “And I think that’s it, but we cannot paint the Border Patrol with that same type of paintbrush. Look, you know, what are they supposed to do? Just stand there and let everybody come in? You know, they’re supposed to be enforcing the law, but again, as to how you enforce the law, you got to make sure you treat people with dignity and respect.”

The CNN interview came after a video surfaced of illegal immigrants attempting to evade U.S. Border Patrol agents on horses and run into the country. In response, many Democrats falsely declared that the agents were using whips on the migrants – despite the fact that Border Patrol agents do not carry whips and there being zero evidence any of the agents struck any of the migrants.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), for example, tweeted, “The images of inhumane treatment of Haitian migrants by Border Patrol—including the use of whips—are unacceptable They are fleeing violence and natural disaster and seeking protection in our country The Administration must uphold our refugee laws and stop Title 42 deportations.”

Continue Reading

Leo's Hot List