To the Editor:
President Biden is working to conduct business as usual and model a normal presidency.
However, politics in the United States is not at all business as usual. The Republican Party is radicalizing into a pro-Trump force that is throwing the country under the bus to defend their leader.
Republicans have come out this week against an investigation into the January 6 insurrection.
This objection to an investigation of an attack of such magnitude is breathtaking. We have always had investigations of attacks on our country; Republicans themselves held 7 congressional investigations and 33 hearings about the 2012 attack on the U.S. embassy in Benghazi, Libya, that killed 4 Americans.
Republican McCarthy, House Minority Leader, argued against impeaching then-president Trump for inciting the January 6 insurrection because, he said, a “fact-finding commission” was important. “I believe impeaching the president in such a short time frame would be a mistake,” said McCarthy. “No investigations have been completed. No hearings have been held…”
It is the same in the Senate. Republican McConnell, Senate Minority Leader, now opposes the investigation. Although in February Sen. Cornyn, R-TX, tweeted: “The 1/6 attack on the Capitol was horrific and appalling.
Those who planned and participated in the violence that day should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. I agree w/Speaker Pelosi—a 911-type investigation is called for to help prevent this from happening again.”
The Republicans are opposing the commission even though Democrats included Republican demands.
It seems that the corruption of the Republican party is complete. So corrupt in fact, that they refuse to protect the United States and care only about power, money and former President Trump. It is a sad time in the United States of America.