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The Jan. 6 Witch Hunt Committee

Posted on | March 20, 2022 | Comments Off on The Jan. 6 Witch Hunt Committee

Tristan Justice at The Federalist calls attention to a Washington Post article which admits that the committee “investigating” the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot is not actually an investigation, but is instead “a key part of the Democrats midterm strategy.” Because some of my acquaintances have been targets of this witch hunt, I can vouch for one main point that Tristan Justice is making, namely that the committee is pursuing “severe retribution against those involved with a constitutionally protected rally” — i.e., the “Stop the Steal” rally at the Ellipse, in front of the White House, which is nearly 2 miles from the Capitol — “as opposed to perpetrators of the Capitol riot.”

In addition to this dishonest conflation of the legal, peaceful “Stop the Steal” rally with the riot at the Capitol, the Jan. 6 witch hunt committee is an effort to smear everybody who thinks the 2020 election wasn’t on the up-and-up as a dangerous menace — a threat to “Our Democracy.”

In a larger sense, what the Jan. 6 witch hunt is about is making Donald Trump an issue in the midterms, to distract from the glaring failures of the Biden administration by ginning up fear and hatred to motivate Democratic voters still afflicted with Trump Derangement Syndrome. The committee has kept up the scare by feeding leaks to the media, giving MSNBC and CNN an excuse to run stories about who has been subpoenaed, and various tidbits of who said what to who on the day of the riot, as if these details add anything useful to our understanding of what happened that day. There is no actual evidence that the organizers of the “Stop the Steal” rally were in cahoots with the separate group of people who breached security at the Capitol; there are no allegations of criminal activity by the rally organizers, yet they have had their phone records seized as part of the committee’s “investigation.”

Intelligent and honest people can see this witch hunt for what it is, but there are enough stupid and dishonest people out there to create an audience for the Democrats’ midterm message, which the media will amplify as loudly as possible in the lead-up to the November elections.



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