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20 May, 2021

Capitol riot coverup: cartoon edition

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"Trump demanded that Republicans in Congress oppose the creation of a bipartisan Commission to investigate the events of January 6." - Popular Info

175 Republicans in Congress led by Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) obey and vote against creating the January 6 Commission. Mitch McConnell (R-KY)  also announces his opposition and plans to block the commission in the Senate.

"Trump supporters stormed the Capitol, interrupting the formal congressional certification of President Joe Biden’s election victory, and fighting with the police. The rioting killed five people, including a police officer." - Yahoo News

This one minute video recaps the Republican coverup.

Republican coverup of capitol riots - illustrated edition

Capitol riot

"House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) made demands of the Democrats that he evidently expected Democrats to refuse, enabling him to object to the commission by claiming it was partisan. But the Democrats agreed to his conditions, forcing him to object in such a way that it was clear he is simply covering for the former president and, likely, for himself, because he does not want to have to testify to what he observed or participated in in the days around that event (including, for example, the hostile phone call with Trump when McCarthy was inside the besieged Capitol).

All of this matters because the January 6 insurrection was an attack on our democracy, and the Republican Party has concluded that they do not want us to know what happened. A number of Republicans have said they believe that “Antifa” was behind the riot; if they really thought that were the case, wouldn’t they want an investigation?

The only logical conclusion is that they are afraid of what an investigation will uncover." - Letters From An American by Heather Richardson

Republicans whitewash Capitol Riots  to block investigations

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Backlash

"Representative Tim Ryan (D-OH) spoke for those of us who are gobsmacked that anyone could say we do not need to investigate the most profound attack on our democracy in our history. He thanked the Republicans supporting the creation of the independent commission and then turned on the rest. “Benghazi. You guys chased the former secretary of state all over the country, spent millions of dollars.

We have people scaling the Capitol, hitting the Capitol police with lead pipes across the head, and we can’t get bipartisanship. What else has to happen in this country? Cops: this is a slap in the face to every rank-and-file cop in the United States. If we’re going to take on China, if we’re going to rebuild the country, if we’re going to reverse climate change, we need two political parties in this country that are both living in reality—and you ain’t one of them.” - Letters From An American by Heather Richardson

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