The now 17-month-old event continues to fire the imaginations of writers and leftwing partisans around the world, not because they truly think that a national danger exists (few hundred rioters weren’t able to overthrow the government), but because they have nothing else to run on ahead of November’s midterm elections. January 6th is their Hail Mary pass. It’s all they’ve got left, and without it, Joe Biden’s blunders at home and abroad.
The New York Times has published an article that admits as much, stating that the committee is attempting to “recast” the midterm election.
A natural question would be: What exactly did the Times mean by “participation in the attack”? Even if one believes that Donald Trump was somehow coordinating the people who entered the Capitol, it does not imply “Republicans” in terms of mid-term elections, which is how the issue has been framed. It just refers to Donald Trump.
While all of this is true, there is still no evidence that Trump was aware of the plan or helped craft it in any way. Rather, the committee is spending its time attempting to pretend that it has connected dots that are still a few dots apart. An internal memo circulated by Trump supporters discussing what would be legal to do with the election’s certification served as their chief piece of “proof.”
It’s not illegal to reject the validation of an election, and it doesn’t indicate a plot to violently overthrow the government. How am I certain? Rep. Jamie Raskin, a member of the January 6th commission, opposed the 2016 election’s certification.
The January 6th committee is full of hypocrites, and nothing about it suggests the need to discover any vital knowledge. Instead, its purpose is purely political, with the goal of delivering Democrats their greatest expectations when it comes to how elections are run. Raskin acknowledged as much on Monday, while campaigning for the elimination of the Electoral College.
That is the quiet part now being spoken aloud, providing further evidence that the January 6th committee is a partisan farce.