Senate Republicans are expected to block a vote today on creating a commission to study the riot and insurrection by pro-Trump supporters that took place at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) claiming that he cannot support such a probe because the commission “is a purely political exercise that adds nothing to the sum total of information.”
“They would like to continue to debate things that occurred in the past. They would like to continue to litigate the former President into the future.”
But as Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA) was quick to remind McConnell, “things that occurred in the past” are exactly what such commissions are for:
Remember the 9/11 Commission? That examined an event in the past.
Remember the Warren Commission? That examined an event in the past.
Remember the Benghazi Select Committee? That examined an event in the past.
Hard to create a Commission for events that have not yet happened. https://t.co/idGuqElN4w
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) May 26, 2021
Excellent point, don’t you agree? If we could predict things that were going to happen before they’re in the past, just think of all the disasters that could have been averted and the lives saved. But since none of us have an ability to see into the future, all we can do is learn from the past, which it appears Sen. McConnell is opposed to for purely political reasons.
Lieu got plenty of support from others on Twitter:
One of the dumbest and most dishonest comments from @leadermcconnell
EVERYTHING is “in the past” even his stupid comments.
However, for a party engaged in fraudulent “audits” and relitigating an election decided over six months ago, his hypocrisy is, as ever, disingenuous.
— Viva Democracy 🇺🇸 (@Serendipity7845) May 26, 2021
So he says that Democrats want to investigate the past yet didn’t R’s want to make the commission look at the BLM protests and the softball game shooting? Aren’t those also in the past? Gawd I just can’t stand the total HYPOCRISY OF REPUBLICANS! WE MUST VOTE THEM ALL OUT!!!
— iAmWatchingYOU👁 (@FreckledGirl6) May 26, 2021
GOP: Forget Jan 6th and move on! It was 5 months ago!
Also GOP: let’s keep recounting the 2020 votes 7 months after the election we didn’t win
— Jenn X (@groovychick1973) May 26, 2021
Here’s a suggestion for Mitch and the entire GOP: We’ll stop talking about Jan. 6 when every single one of you comes out and makes a public announcement that President Joe Biden won the 2020 election fair and square and Donald Trump lost.
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