Jan. 6 show trial proves Pelosi, Dems and the Left don’t give a damn about justiceBy RICH ROSTRON
The same Democrats who bailed out BLM and Antifa rioters have no problem with rioters from Jan. 6, 2021, languishing in jail for a year or more awaiting trial. The same people who called more than $2 billion in damages from the BLM and Antifa riots ‘peaceful protests’ have labeled the Jan. 6 riots an insurrection.
If Jan. 6 was an insurrection, it was the lamest example of an attempted government takeover in the history of the planet. The insurrectionists even forgot to bring their guns. But, while ignoring that inconvenient truth, the House Committee investigating the riot also ignores the fact that Pres. Donald Trump requested 20,000 National Guardsmen to protect the Capital that day. His requests went unheeded by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), who is also ignoring video of Capital Police opening doors for the rioters.
The Democrats spent all four years of the Trump presidency conducting Justice Department and Congressional investigations aimed at removing Trump from office. Neither went well and it’s now widely recognized that the investigations were based on manufactured ‘evidence’ paid for by the Democrat National Committee and Clinton Campaign and planted with the approval of Hillary Clinton.
These are the same people who are now ‘investigating’ the Jan. 6 riots. Is there any reason we should put any trust in this investigation?
Consider that House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy had a right to appoint the Republicans who would serve on the Committee. But Pelosi overrode his choices and appointed two ‘Republicans’ who openly and passionately despise Trump – Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) and Rep. Adam Kingzinger (R-IL).
The inclusion of Cheney and Kingzinger gives Pelosi just enough cover to claim it is a bi-partisan committee – well, enough cover to convince those the Late Rush Limbaugh called the ‘drive-by’ viewers. But the mere act of replacing McCarthy’s choices with Cheney and Kingzinger clearly demonstrates that Pelosi and the Democrats aren’t the least bit interested in justice; they want a conviction and won’t let anything get in the way.
Four years of investigations that went nowhere during Trump’s presidency taught Pelosi something; an actual pursuit of justice doesn’t fit well with a show trial. So, this time, she fixed the problem; she denied the participation of anyone who isn’t equally committed to a guilty verdict at any cost.
Even the testimony and evidence presented during the trial is carefully cherry picked by Democrats and the Left.
Some have said that the evidence coming out of the trial is damning for Trump. But, on the one hand, much of that ‘damning evidence’ is nothing new for those who have followed the incident and its fallout from the start. On the other hand, for anyone who has ever watched a law show on television, they know that the most damning evidence can prove circumstantial when Perry Mason, Ben Matlock or Jack McCoy has a chance to cross-examine the government’s witnesses.
Of course, Law & Order wouldn’t be much of a show if McCoy and Alexandra Cabot were replaced by defense attorneys who were secretly working with the prosecution to ensure convictions. It appears that Pelosi and the Left don’t care about the quality of the show anymore than they care about how they get to their intended conviction.