During the debate on Wednesday, Jan. 6 The chairman of the House Select Committee investigating the attack, Rep. Penny G. Thompson (D-Miss.), Navarro and Skavino said “they should be held accountable for breaking the law.”
“Even if you do it on your own time, trying to change the election still tries to change the election,” Thompson said: “This kind of cynical behavior is despicable when we investigate a violent uprising. It cannot stand. Don Schavino and Peter Navarro must be held accountable for abusing public trust.”
Republicans have accused Democrats of targeting their political opponents – despite the bipartisan nature of the Jan. 6 select committee.
“Today’s referendum is not about making mistakes, it’s not about anyone’s character, it’s about what they say,” said Rep. Jim Banks (R-Ind.). “Today’s referendum on the nature of this House. This is to abuse the seat of our democracy in order to attack American democracy.
At one point in the debate, the banks suggested to Democrats that “it would be better to vote – and retaliate – to put their political opponents behind bars”. He was quickly met by Representative Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), One of two Republicans serving on the select committee.
“It’s sad, and it’s sad that so many in my own party refuse to face the constitutional crisis and the challenge we face,” Cheney said. His House was ousted from the post of GOP chief He was critical of Trump’s false election claims last year.
Cheney also noted that the panel has conducted “more than 800 interviews and testimonies of witnesses” with knowledge of the events of January 6, 2021.
In recent weeks, frustrations have been growing within the panel over the failure to act on the judiciary’s final criminal recommendation.
Those familiar with the matter said that the Judiciary had stoned the committee staff who were trying to understand the lawyers’ views on the recommendations. The department has not yet taken action in a December vote in the House supporting allegations of contempt for former White House chief executive Mark Meadows.
It has barred lawmakers from trying to implement sub-bona fides for members of Trump’s inner circle when the panel is set to begin an investigation in May. Individuals spoke anonymously to speak freely about personal discussions.
“The team is definitely frustrated that we did not get much from the DOJ,” said one investigator. “But we don’t have a lot of ideas on what we can do.”
Frustration on the Committee towards The judiciary has been boiling over recently In general, Attorney General Merrick Garland did not say whether he would take action on the allegations against Meadows, who is considered a key witness in Trump’s former gatekeeper and high aide.
By adding recommendations for Scavino and Navarro, lawmakers are engaging in gambling. The move could put pressure on the judiciary to blame – but if that doesn’t work, it could effectively turn Trump aides on the board into dentists.
At a news conference last week, Garland dismissed the committee’s criticisms, telling reporters that he was not going to rush the judicial inquiry into the attack on the US capital.
Asked again about the criticism that congressional saponies would be ineffective because of the delay in deciding on Meadows on Wednesday and the lack of judicial action, Carland said prosecutors would “follow the facts and the law.”
“We did not comment further on the allegations,” said Carland.
Members of the committee have personally and publicly complained about the judiciary’s silence, expressing concern that Carland’s silence could potentially severely affect their investigation.
“The judiciary has an obligation to act on this recommendation and the others we have sent,” said Rep. Adam b. Schiff (D-Calif.) Said last week. “Without the supervision of Congress, there is no oversight, and without oversight, there is no accountability – to the former president or any other president, past, present or future. Without enforcing its legal process, Congress ceases to be an equal branch of government.
But as the judiciary seeks to maintain its independence, political tensions may recede.
Representative. Jamie P. One of the few lawmakers on Ruskin’s (D-Md.) Group, who declined to comment on Carland, told reporters last week, “I felt strongly about restoring the legacy of law enforcement’s dignity and freedom. Activity.”
“This is one of the things that fell into the trash during the Trump era,” Ruskin added. “So I think Congress and the president should allow the judiciary and the attorney general to do their job.”
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