When Democrats start getting sneaky rather than just hammering the “racist” drum, you know they’re scared. Creativity and perfidy aren’t foreign to them, but, as socialists, they tend to prefer to take the lazy way out.
Now, Rep. Jim Jordan, one of the staunchest conservatives in the House of Reps, is calling them out and getting sneaky in their attempt to kneecap President Trump before his widely expected 2024 run.
Specifically, Rep. Jordan blasted the otherwise pointless January 6th Commission as nothing more than a “political operation” meant to take down Trump.
To begin his criticism and frame his discussion of the perfidious committee, one that RINO Reps. Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger are “serving” on, Jordan first said:
“There’s been subpoenas issued to 11 individuals, 11 American citizens who asked the government permission on an application to hold the Trump rally.
The government granted it and now the January 6 committee petitions them to ask them questions about exercising their First Amendment right to assemble.
And why would they subpoena me? I didn’t do anything wrong — I talked to the president. I talk to the president all the time. I just think that’s — you know where I’m at on this commission — this is all about going after President Trump. That seems obvious.”
It’s pretending that there’s a possible explanation for the witch hunt other than pure power politics that’s his mistake, but, still it’s a reasonably good depiction of what’s going on and why it’s a problem.
But it was after that first complaint that Jordan really drove the knife in and exposes the committee as meant purely as an attempt to take down Trump, saying:
“everyone in the country sees this as a political operation. This is designed to get after President Trump. Because they don’t want him to run again.”
Jordan isn’t the only Republican to expose the January 6th Committee as an attempt to take down Trump. As I reported in Trending Politics, Rep. Matt Gaetz had this to say about the January 6th Committee’s purpose being to stop Trump from running:
“Disqualifying potential candidates is the newest and most dangerous iteration of cancel culture. I believe the January 6th committee is going to try to do it regarding Donald Trump. I believe some woke activists in North Carolina are trying to do it right now in a very important test case regarding [first-term North Carolina Republican Rep.] Madison Cawthorn.”
So far, the well-traveled path of the January 6 committee is to serve up and gaslight opportunity for criminal process to [Attorney General] Merrick Garland.”
As background, the 14th Amendment contains the “disqualification clause,” which disqualifies anyone who has supported an “insurrection” against the United States from running for public office.
That’s what they’re up to. The Democrats are scared of Trump, scared that he’ll blast whatever unlikable socialist they put up to smithereens and win in 2024. So, rather than come up with a strategy to defeat him, they’re trying to disqualify him from running, as both Jordan and Gaetz point out.