The following is a transcript from the Pro America Report.
Welcome, welcome, welcome! Ed Martin here on the Pro America Report. Great to be back. Hope you had a great weekend. Lots happening across across the country, and we’ll cover a lot of it. We’ll cover a lot of it.
We will talk in a few moments with Mark Mix. Mark Mix is the head of the National Right to Work. Very interesting man, great career, very thoughtful guy. He has a perspective and will talk to us about Charlie Crist, the Democrat congressman. He just resigned from the Congress because he is the nominee for governor of Florida running against Ron DeSantis. And we’ll hear from Mark Mix on what Charlie Crist did. Pretty extraordinary, really. He picked his running mate in Florida. You pick your running mate as the governor’s candidate. You pick your own. That person doesn’t run. It’s the head of the teacher’s union, the school teacher’s union. So that’s a pretty extraordinary preference, especially since our school systems have been so poorly run. So we’ll talk with him.
We’ll also talk with Jim Edwards. Jim Edwards is an advocate who has a perspective on our patent system. And there’s an event coming up in a few weeks, and we’ll talk about that.
But first, what you need to know. This is kind of January 6 Select committee update. You’re starting to see some articles written about the January 6 Select Committee. And the articles are trying to write about how the January 6 Select Committee is winding down its work.
And you say to yourself, well, wait a second, it was front page news. It was all over the cable news, everything for two months this summer. And they said they were going to have more and they were going to get to the bottom of this and it was going to lead to whatever. What do we know?
What you need to know is it’s a dud. The Select Committee is a dud in terms of delivering a smoking gun or anything else, but it’s not a dud, as I told you, in terms of affecting and impacting the public opinion and how people see things. Because for two months we got brainwashed with a one sided message. The one side was everything was an insurrection and everything was truly evil and everything was related to Trump.
And even though they couldn’t prove any of those things, they’re just done now because they suddenly realize it wasn’t going to lead anywhere past that.
But they got what they needed.
And now the cleanup crew has to come through and wind things up, where you have some valedictory speeches by the investigating congressman and you have a final report prepared.
And of course, there’s no dissent because there’s nobody dissenting on the committee. It was always a show trial.
But also you have to wrap up the committee before anyone gets too close and starts to scrutinize it. For example, there’s 14000 hours of videotape that’s never been released. There’s videotape of the bombers who set up pipe bombs at the RNC and DNC the night before. There’s all kinds of details that are out there. And the best thing that the select committee can do for its in its own interest is fold up shop, wrap things up and move on and put it all into a bound volume and quote it.
And here’s one detail about it. And this is one thing that I disagree with some Republicans about. I tell Republicans that you should reopen the select committee and say that its work was not completed. In other words, when the new Congress comes in, they should reconstitute the same select Committee in the sense that they should say there are still unanswered questions, therefore we’re going to answer those questions and then we’ll do a new final report.
Because otherwise what’s happening is the select committee is basically writing the history as it wants it, putting it into the canon. There it is. The select committee investigated things. And if you try to say, well, but there wasn’t this investigator, it wasn’t that, in history, a year from now, two years from now, ten years from now, people will say, oh, jeez, you’re trying to rewrite history. There was a congressional committee, there was hours and days of testimony, there were public hearings, there were requests for submissions. If people didn’t make their arguments back then, now, don’t try to be a weirdo and restate it now. Don’t do that. That’s what they’re doing.
So on one hand, we should celebrate because the select committee is fading. On the other hand, we should grieve because it has impacted our public discourse and in a third way, and that is the history of it, we should act.
We should act to keep it open, to resolve the missing questions.
For example, who was Ray Epps? Why haven’t we found that out? There’s dozens, hundreds of questions like that.
So what you need to know is we should celebrate its ending, we should grieve its impact, but we should act to change the ending that they’re trying to write for us. That’s what you need to know. Let’s take a break.
We’ll come back, Ed Martin here on the Pro America Report. Be back in a moment.