(PresidentialInsider.com)- Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi likes to talk a big game about tackling violence when it’s allegedly Republicans promoting it (though, no congressional Republican has endorsed or excused any violence, including the January 6 riots). But when it comes to Black Lives Matter, Pelosi goes quiet or gets mad.
And this week, Pelosi got mad after it was revealed how Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell wants a broad review into political violence that includes the riots seen through 2020 and which were initiated by Democrats, Black Lives Matter and Antifa.
During a press conference, Pelosi said that Congress had no further plans to target former President Donald Trump after they failed to convict him in a second impeachment hearing.
“He’s gone,” she said. “What we need is the truth. And that’s what we want to find out,” she added, committing yet more time to investigations into the January 6 riots that Democrats falsely claim President Trump supported.
Pelosi hit out at Senator McConnell’s recent suggestion that any investigation into the January 6 riots should also include an analysis of the violence that took place across 2020, knowing very well that the $2 billion in damage from those riots was caused by the left and not by the right.
“We could do something narrow that looks at the Capitol, or we could potentially do something broader to analyze the full scope of the political violence problem in this country,” McConnell said this week. “We cannot land at some artificial, politicized halfway point.”
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Pelosi misrepresented McConnell’s intentions and comments.
“It was really quite stunning because in my brief conversation with him on this subject, I had the impression that he wanted to have a January 6, similar to 9/11 commission, but what he said on the floor was really a departure from that,” Pelosi said.
But McConnell does want an investigation, and he wants it to be much broader and definitive than the one proposed by Speaker Pelosi.
When Pelosi was asked about the make-up of the proposed commission, which under her proposal would involve allowing Joe Biden to pick three individuals and a chairman, and Democrat and Republican leaders in the House and Senate to pick two members each, she got mad again.
“The point is the scope,” she said, failing to acknowledge that her proposal would grant Democrats more appointees on the already biased commission.
“If you don’t know your why, if you don’t know your purpose, then the rest of it is not the important part of the conversation,” she rambled.
Pelosi even claimed that the biggest domestic terrorism challenge in the United States is “xenophobia” and “Islamophobia,” but said nothing about the far-left riots that tore up American cities in 2020.
Does burning down the entire Kenosha Black business district not count as domestic terrorism?