January 6 Committee Has Convinced Most Republicans That They Are Not Investigating an ‘Insurrection’ – Opinion

RedState writers have pointed out that the only purpose of the Jan 6 Committee’s bizarre clown show is political warfare. The Democrats created it to prevent Donald Trump from being on the 2022-2024 ballot. It was a tool the Democrats thought could slander GOP politicians who wouldn’t “condemn” President Trump and his supporters and help them win elections. The corrupt political agenda of this committee was telegraphed from its inception when Nancy Pelosi vetoed House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s appointments to the committee because they were not the stump-broke Republicans Pelosi needed. READ ALSO: January 6th Hearings Show that Democrats Fear for the Future.

It is not all going as planned.

A new Monmouth University poll carries some stark lessons for the work that lies ahead for the House Jan. 6 committee, to the extent that the panel seeks to convince conservative Americans that Trump committed a crime that day. That’s because they increasingly don’t even believe what happened that day — and what they formerly accepted as reality — actually happened.

The poll shows significant reductions in the percentages of Republicans who characterize Jan. 6 not just as an “insurrection” but also a “riot.” And it’s not the first to point in that direction.

The poll asked people in June 2021 and June 2022 whether each of those labels were appropriate descriptors for what transpired on Jan. 6, 2021. The GOP shifts look pretty consistent:

  • Despite 33% of Republicans saying that Jan. 6, 2021 was insurrection in June 2021, this number now stands at 13%.
  • While 62 percent of Republicans called it a “riot” back then, that’s down to 45 percent.
  • While 47 percent said it was a “legitimate protest,” that’s now up to 61 percent.

So whereas more Republicans once said it was a “riot” than a “legitimate protest,” by a 15-point margin, that has been flipped, with Republicans favoring the “legitimate protest” label by 16 points. A majority of Republicans no longer even regard Jan. 6 as a “riot.”

This is “red pilling” on a Biblical scale. (I’d just point out that a lot of us arrived at the now-majority position on January 6, 2021.)

The committee has used a notorious liar to push a narrative of an out-of-control President Trump (see Liz Cheney Is Chicken Little, Screaming: ‘Democracy Is Falling!’ (No, It’s Not, Liz) and Journalists Declare January 6 Committee a Fact-Check Project to Avoid Verifying Its ‘Facts’). She was defiantly defied by the woke comic-book business; D.C. Newspaper Turns DC-Comics — Washington Post Makes Cassidy Hutchinson a Comic Book Heroine. It looks suspiciously like the FBI has been called into action to make bullsh** raids and arrests to make the committee look credible; see Curious How the Department of Justice and FBI Are Trying to Bolster the Failing January 6 Commission, Isn’t It?.

The most important thing is that the committee has not yet addressed the cold-blooded killing of Ashlibabbitt, an Air Force veteran (WARNING. GRAPHIC VIDEO. Ashli Babbitt’s Shooting by Capitol Police Shows No Weapon and No Danger or Threat to the Cop or Anyone Else) and what appears to be the beating death of Roseanne Boyland at the hands of Capitol Police. It has also studiously ignored the role of what appear to be federal provocateurs (Proud Boys Leader Outed as Long Time FBI Snitch and He’s the Tip of the Iceberg) and storm troops (New Information About the Capitol Riot Demolishes the Media Narrative and Asks Questions That Need To Be Answered).

The intellectual vapidity of the committee hearings and the brutality meted out to people who were at the protest, some of whom didn’t enter the Capitol building, has become obvious to all but the most ardent Democrat partisans. Monmouth polls are more favorable than honest Republican or conservative voter opinions for January 6, I think. I also suspect that a similar cratering of belief in the “insurrection” myth could be found among independents.

Democrats can run for office on any date, including January 6. Any Republican who gives any credence whatsoever to the “insurrection” bullsh** should be repudiated by voters.

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