It reported in an article published by the Washington Post (Washington Post) that Republicans stand against the formation of an independent commission to investigate the attack on the Capitol building on the sixth of January last return scary for some reason.
The article’s author, Karen Tumulty, explained that this is because a significant part of former US President Donald Trump’s supporters, or what is known as the Trump base of the Republican Party, believe that mob violence was justified, and they are convinced of Trump’s lie that the 2020 elections were stolen from him. Read also After storming Congress.. Investigations will include Trump and the Department of Justice concerned about the theft of materials that threaten national security Days before the inauguration, Washington is under a security siege and the FBI is investigating foreign support to storm Congress Obama: The Congressional Police were kind to his intruders, unlike what they did with the protesters over the killing of Floyd After the attack on the Capitol building, human rights organizations call on Muslims in America to “increase vigilance”
Most disturbing, says the author, is that 15% believe that “things are off track, and true American patriots may have to resort to violence in order to save our country.”
And what the Republicans made clear in their vote last Friday, is that they would rather allow this thinking to fester within their base, and hope it works in their electoral advantage rather than stand in the way.
She commented that Republican leaders do not want to bring to mind what can be called the ugly convulsions of the presidency of former US President Donald Trump, but rather put pressure on President Joe Biden and his party, and not harm their chances of regaining control of Congress.
The writer called this policy cowardly, adding that the abolition of the proposed committee, which would have been modeled on the one set up after the September 11, 2001 attacks, is evidence of Trump’s control of his party.
She said Trump issued a statement criticizing “misguided” Republicans who support Democrats in their bid to form the independent commission, and warning of “the consequences of ineffectiveness and weakness,” adding that Republicans shuddered at the thought of doing anything that might cause Trump to erupt.
Tumulti concluded her article that the Republicans are harming America by standing up to accountability for the toxic forces growing within their party’s ranks, for which democracy itself will eventually pay.