Democrats had been counting on televised congressional hearings about the pro-Trump rally at the Capitol on January 6, 2021 to be the game-changer they need to retain power, but their strategy hasn’t worked. According to a new Harvard/Harris poll, 53% consider the hearings biased, 63% feel Congress should be working on more important matters, and 67% say the hearings are dividing our country.
The fizzling of implausible testimony against Trump has boomeranged against the J6 Committee. The nonpartisan Secret Service disavowed the accusations by the surprise witness Cassidy Hutchinson, whose bizarre hearsay testimony would not be allowed in a real court. The much-ballyhooed testimony by former White House counsel Pat Cipollone was another nothing-burger. He testified that he thought Trump should have conceded the election, but Cipollone is no expert on election procedure and his uninformed opinion is irrelevant.
Flailing away, Democrats have since turned to a harmless tweet sent out by Trump a half-month before January 6. After wasting many millions of taxpayer dollars and a year-and-a-half on this witch-hunt, anti-Trumpers resort to what was public on Trump’s own Twitter account all along. Trump merely invited supporters to attend his own rally on January 6, which is not a crime. Besides, we didn’t need to have all these hearings just to learn what could be found on the internet after a ten-second search.
Ultimately, the harsh punishment of Trump supporters who participated in that peaceful assembly does not help Democrats. More importantly, all of the time wasted on pointless hearings means that much less time is being spent on solving the very real problems that Americans are facing today. Congress and President Biden could take immediate action to stop drugs from pouring over our southern border. They could restore America’s energy independence, which was a gift from the Trump Administration. Congress could restore much-needed authority to the states and the people on such issues as abortion and education. Yet, rather than do any of these very helpful things, Congress spends their efforts and your tax dollars on a propaganda campaign designed to smear political opponents. Save the show trials for Judge Judy. The American people want Congress to get back to work.