Advance Trump's anti-democracy agenda
I'm terrified for America. Michael, I hope you are right. Unfortunately Americans are getting dummer, with most not understanding and not knowing how our government works. That is due to a failed educational system. bring back civics!
I think the best we can hope to do is minimize the damage that House Republicans do before 2024. Until the special counsel releases his report both on January 6th and the classified documents, nothing will stop Trump’s agenda to destroy America.
May this committee drown in its own absurdness.
Attacking democracy from the inside, sponsored by big money, big business and external money. Don't doubt that they will do what hey say they will do....... hold them accountable in 2024.
It's going to be a wasted 2 years. Democrats can use that against them, like Truman did with the Do Nothing Congress, which helped him win the election.
[ Gang Of Pretenders ]
They pretend to care about all Americans.
What they truly care about is power! And they will do whatever is necessary to gain this power. Most of them claim to be Christian. The definition of Christian is:
1. Professing belief in Jesus as Christ or following the religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus.
2. Relating to or derived from Jesus or Jesus's teachings.
3. Manifesting the qualities or spirit of Jesus, especially in showing concern for others.
4. Relating to or characteristic of Christianity or its adherents.
What they say and do does not sound Jesus like to me!
In the last Congress, the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 assault on the Capitol referred House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, Rep. Andy Biggs, Rep. Gym Jordan and Rep. Scott Perry for prosecution,
DOJ has not announced whether it is investigating them.
What will the House Oversight Committee do?
McCarthy appointed Jordan, who chairs the House Judiciary Committee, who introduced a resolution to create the subcommittee to investigative topics examining “how executive branch agencies collect, compile, analyze, use, or disseminate information about citizens of the United States, including any unconstitutional, illegal, or unethical activities committed against citizens of the United States,” the resolution states.
It will also examine “how executive branch agencies work with, obtain information from, and provide information to the private sector, non-profit entities, or other government agencies to facilitate action against American citizens, including the extent, if any, to which illegal or improper, unconstitutional, or unethical activities were engaged in by the Executive Branch or private sector against citizens of the United States.”
Many pundits say the real power on the committee is held by Marjorie Taylor Greene, the trash talking antisemitic insurrectionist biker mama. https://www.nytimes.com/2023/01/18/us/politics/republicans-trump-house-oversight-committee.html
Unclean hands: IMHO the Republican members of the committee should be voir dired, questioned under oath, in the Federal Register for criminal conduct as part of the 1/6/21 insurrection. Democrats on the committee should call McCarthy Biggs Jordan and Perry as committee witnesses.
This is making me fear for our country. I hope this "oversight" committee is stymied in every way Why do we acknowledge these traitors? Kevin McCarthy will go down in history as a pathetic, weak leader who sold America out just so he can call himself "Speaker McCarthy". Do republicans have even a shred of dignity left in them? Self-respect? I think not. They want to destroy us and rebuild in their image. So many people will suffer should they be successful. Scary.
Conspiracy theorists running our government and on committees. God help us
Shivers along my spine: is there still a difference between the oligarch cabal in the Kremlin and this authoritarian downfall of American democracy? Is there still a friend for Europe to choose for freedom and democracy? Or are dark times ahead of us?
The Democrats on that committee are going to have to be aggressive in facing this travesty; they will need to go on offense against these seditionists every time they spew lies and antidemocratic BS. Gloves off people!!
Yikes! Why is there no protection against people like these getting into positions of power in our government? They have been involved in Jan 6, and are now attempting to overthrow our government. The majority would not vote for them in a free and fair referendum, if such a thing were possible to have. Someone like Santos is a no brainer ; he should not even have been on the ballot. Neither should the others with their documented involvement and support of Jan 6 and other undemocratic movements and actions. There is a weakness here when it comes to domestic terrorists. We seem to have no answer. Justice is too slow or even nonexistent.
Let’s put it bluntly: the goal of today’s Republican Party is to cripple or destroy government — which really amounts to the destruction of the United States of America and what it stands for.
The intent is apparently to replace it with a series of fiefdoms, run by super-wealthy “kings”, answerable to no one. The shell of the former government is now just a militarized police force to protect the interests of the super-wealthy while keeping the masses under control.
Conservatives, please search your soul (if you still have one). Is this really the kind of country you want?
Where is the 'break glass in case of emergency' box? This is plainly a potential train wreck in slow motion, that is speeding up as we collectively wring our hands. Laws on the books have been tweaked and written to favor the big money, and now we are swamped. Is there a remedy?
Getting their votes might have influenced their appointment (sarcasm alert). Greene is just not too sharp... Our democracy may be tattered and smoking like Old Glory but had those people been armed they might have done serious damage but in the end they would have been crushed. Law enforcement and the military would have intervened in the courts, including the Supreme Court... If it even got that far... Would not have supported them. This is not the discount the threat, but they underestimate the will of the people.
The problem I see is that the people that need this information, just won't read this, they are "married" to FOX which is full of corrupt, misinformation.