The hypocrisy and lack of connection of the Jan. 6 partisan investigation

Even though the ratings haven't been great, Nancy Pelosi's show trial on January 6 has had some interesting parts, as you might expect from a drama made for TV by a former president of ABC News.

A highlight was a video of former Attorney General Bill Barr saying he always thought then-President Donald Trump's claims of election fraud were "bulls–t."

In a piece of recorded testimony played at Monday's hearing, Barr told the committee, "I thought, 'Man, if [Trump] really believes this stuff, he's lost touch with reality.'"

Barr's statement in December 2020, four weeks after the election, that the Justice Department had found no evidence to back up claims of widespread voter fraud was the final blow to efforts to change the result.

If Trump had stopped and realized that winning the two Senate runoffs in Georgia the next month was important to his legacy, he could have saved a lot of trouble for the country and kept Joe Biden from getting into trouble.

Trump was hurt the most by the riot on January 6. It gave his enemies a reason to hate him, made it harder for people to prove that he had rigged elections in the future, and took away from what he had done as president.

But the partisan J6 committee and its grand story of a plot by Trump and various Proud Boys to overturn the election are so full of contradictions and hypocrisies that we would all have to be out of touch with reality to believe it.

A video clip is displayed of former Attorney General Bill Barr as the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol holds its first public hearing to reveal the findings of a year-long investigation, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, June 9, 2022.
During the hearing, a video of former Attorney General Bill Barr saying he always thought election-fraud claims by then-President Donald Trump were “bulls–t” was played.
AP/J. Scott Applewhite

Dems are crazy if they think that making a big deal out of the sad events of that day will help them in the midterm elections or change people's minds about how bad the Biden administration was.

Our memories don't lie. A two-tiered justice system that gives violent Democratic allies who break the law a pass and punishes nonviolent Trump supporters who do the same has destroyed the idea of accountability.

Antifa reign of terror

We can't forget that the BLM and Antifa riots in the months leading up to the 2020 election were far deadlier and were mostly ignored. The Antifa rioters were Democrats, just like the J6 rioters were Democrats. One group is left to rot in jail, while the other is left to rule with fear.

An NYPD officer monitors the crowd as an NYPD van burns in the background that was set on fire during a chaotic protest over the death of George Floyd in New York, NY on May 30, 2020.
On May 30, 2020, an NYPD officer monitors the crowd as a police van burns in the background after it was set on fire during a chaotic protest over the death of George Floyd.
Christopher Sadowski

We can't forget that all of Midtown was boarded up because everyone knew that if Trump won, there would be violent riots. Most people thought that the riots were linked to the Democrats because that's what they thought.

We can't forget the lives that were lost, the $2 billion in damage to property, the demoralized police officers, and the continued lack of law and order in our cities as a result.

To use the words of Pelosi's J6 committee, we can't forget the violent armed uprising outside the White House in May 2020. In an attempt to storm the White House, domestic terrorists broke down barriers, set fire to the historic St. John's Church, and hurt police. The Washington Post thought that these were "mostly peaceful protests."

We can't forget that, for their safety, the president and his family had to be rushed into a bunker that night. But few were held accountable. More than 100 people were charged with rioting, but almost all of those charges were dropped.

During his campaign, Biden gave a wink and a nod to the "Defund the Police" movement. The candidate who used to say he was a law-and-order guy but then didn't condemn violent anarchists who set our cities on fire was happy to call police officers "systemically racist."

Nor has he spoken out against the violence that pro-abortion activists are using right now, the attempt to kill Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, the continued harassment of judges outside their homes, or the attacks on pro-life centers all over the country since a draft opinion that suggested the court would overturn Roe v. Wade was leaked last month.

Protesters march past Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh's home on June 8, 2022 in Chevy Chase, Maryland.
Pro-choice protesters march past Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s home on June 8 following the leak of a draft opinion that suggested Roe v. Wade would be overturned.
Nathan Howard/Getty Images

People who march and protest outside Justice Kavanaugh's house are breaking federal criminal law just as much as the J6 defendants who marched and protested at the Capitol. But they can do it over and over again.

The FBI sent 15 agents to look into a fake racist noose in NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace's garage, but when it comes to a terrorist campaign against pro-life centers by a group called "Jane's Revenge" with ties to Antifa, the FBI is nowhere to be seen.

The FBI field office in Milwaukee told The Federalist that the Madison Police Department "remains the lead agency" in the investigation into the firebombing and vandalism of the Wisconsin Family Action building last month.

Jane's Revenge took credit for this and other attacks, saying it was "open season" on pro-lifers and promising to step up the violence. In a statement released Tuesday, the group warned of "increasingly drastic measures" that might not be "as easily cleaned up as fire and graffiti."

But the Department of Homeland Security's response to this violent outburst has been very strange and hard to understand. In a confusing intelligence bulletin called "Potential for Threats to Public Safety in Response to Abortion Debate," people were warned about vague abortion-related extremism across "the broader ideological spectrum," without saying whether the threat came from pro- or anti-abortion activists.

Kowtowing to the left

If you had any doubt that this was a bow to the left, the next sentence in the bulletin talks about "historic violent acts" that happened years or even decades ago and were mostly done by people who were against abortion rights.

In this Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021, photo Republican congressional candidate Mayra Flores speaks at a Cameron County Conservatives event in Brownsville, Texas.
Republican Mayra Flores defeated the leading Democratic candidate for an open congressional seat in a historically blue region of South Texas in a Tuesday special election.
AP/Eric Gay

But the threat right now comes from the side that is very upset about the possibility that Roe v. Wade could be overturned.

This false equivalence trick by the DHS is just another way to avoid pointing the finger at the main cause of chaos in the country, which is violence by left-wing anarchists, which goes unchecked because it's good for Democrats.

So you'll have to forgive us if the J6 committee's case against Trump doesn't get us too worked up.

The country has more important things to worry about, like getting through the next two years with Biden.

On Tuesday, the people of the mostly Hispanic Rio Grande Valley elected a Republican to a seat in Texas that was thought to always be held by a Democrat. Mayra Flores, who was born in Mexico, beat Democrat Dan Sanchez while Pelosi's show trial was going on. She wore a hat that said "Border Patrol" on it.

We're past that now.


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