Republicans are so desperate to protect themselves and their demigod Trump from being exposed as seditious conspirators who tried to overthrow constitutional order that they are now attempting a coup in the House of Representatives.
It really wasn’t a big surprise that the so-called House Freedom Committee sent a letter to House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, demanding that he “attempt” a coup and remove House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, of her position as president. For God’s sake they continue to support fascist Trump after they helped him attempt a coup on January 6 to keep the loser in office, so what is one more coup attempt?
There are a couple of reasons why his demand that McCarthy expel Ms. Pelosi is the height of insanity, but the main News Block is unbelievable.
The fascist Freedom Caucus, like its House leader McCarthy, is outraged that President Pelosi has banned two Trump surrogates from serving in the Select committee investigating the Trump-led insurrection on January 6. It is almost certain that even before McCarthy met with Trump Last week, Trump had determined that since he and Rudy Giuliani could not serve on the investigative committee, the only option was to place Representatives Jim Jordan and Jim Banks on the panel as substitute puppets.
President Pelosi, like every other conscientious human being, saw that the couple were unqualified to serve as Trump and Giuliani were, and excluded the two Trump devotees from the panel. That was the main complaint from the members of the fascist caucus who wrote to McCarthy:
“President Pelosi’s refusal to seat Representatives Jim Jordan and Jim Banks on the Select Committee to investigate on January 6 is intolerable. “
To be sure, Trump feels exactly the same outrage. It is very likely that he was in the drafting of the letter to McCarthy demanding that the speaker be removed from office. The big problem for both Trump and his acolytes who make up the fascist caucus is that they are ignoring a very important fact and a point of order.
Chairperson Pelosi has veto power over who sits on the committee based on the Legislation passed by the House who formed the committee in the first place. Ms. Pelosi exercised that veto power because, according to her and anyone with half a brain:
“The couple made statements and took actions that simply made it ridiculous to put them on such a committee that seeks the truth. ”
Add to that slight inconvenience that Ms. Pelosi followed the legislation to the letter, it is highly likely that both Kevin McCarthy and Jim Jordan will be called as material witnesses in the investigation.
The fascist caucus also wants Pelosi to lower a peg because she committed a couple of what they consider very bad acts that rub those poor, beleaguered Trumpians the wrong way.
On the one hand, Ms. Pelosi allowed proxy voting during a deadly global pandemic to protect House members from infecting each other with the COVID-19 virus. The requirement to wear a mask on camera was not mentioned, but that was certainly a furious irritant to the fascists.
And, he deeply insulted the former TeaBagger group by installing metal detectors at Capitol entrances after Trump and some members of the group incited an insurrection to overthrow constitutional order and lynch then-Vice President Mike Pence on January 6.
The group was also very angry at Ms. Pelosi for removing one of their cultists, Marjory Taylor-Greene, from her committee assignments due to call for violence against the democrats and promote dangerous conspiracies on social media. It is noteworthy that if the Republicans had even a shred of ethics, they would have stripped Taylor-Greene of his committee work. But they probably knew that if they took that action, their boss Trump would have beaten them up like an ugly stepson.
Obviously, there is little chance that McCarthy will succeed in removing President Pelosi from office, and the fascist caucus knows it is a futile effort. Their demand was simply to show their man-turned-god Trump that they are doing anything and everything to stop the Select Committee investigation. It is important to remember that there was a negotiated agreement for a “bipartisan” investigation into the attempted coup of January 6, but the Republicans immediately blocked it.
It is worth reiterating that the negotiations included all the demands that minority leader Kevin McCarthy wanted. But then he likely received a directive from Trump to block the commission by any means possible. Republicans obeyed Trump and ended the negotiated bipartisan investigation.
When Pelosi formed the Select Committee, Trump’s only option was to place substitutes for himself and Giuliani on the committee. When that failed, the fascist group jumped into action and attempted another kind of coup that Trump probably believed would get rid of an investigation and Pelosi in one go. Like everything Trump-related, including the ridiculous House Freedom Caucus, the effort was another failure.
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