It should be good to be Liz Cheney nowadays. There she is sitting on the Jan. 6 committee along with her fellow GOP turncoat, Adam “Crybaby” Kinzinger, surrounded by new Democrat pals who flatter her and pay her nice respect.
The New York Occasions simply delivered a glowing profile of the Trump-hating Wyoming congresswoman, claiming she has “emerged as a frontrunner and central determine,” is “identified for drilling down into the small print of the project” and is “well-versed within the felony code.”
Eric Swalwell quoted Cheney reverentially on CNN this week, too. Nancy Pelosi butters her up with saccharine reward for her “braveness” and “patriotism.”
It’s truthful to say that Pelosi has deputized Cheney to be the face of the choose committee, which ostensibly is investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. Adam “Steele Dossier” Schiff performed a supporting position this week as Cheney learn aloud textual content messages of former Trump chief of employees Mark Meadows as a prelude to charging him with contempt of Congress.
Don’t purchase the parable that the committee is bipartisan simply because it has two Republicans on board. Cheney and Kinzinger had been handpicked to be helpful idiots by the spitefully partisan, Home Speaker. The committee was illegitimate the minute Pelosi rejected Republicans Jim Jordan and Jim Banks, who would not less than have requested why the Capitol was left unprotected on Jan. 6. Each Republican has rightly condemned the violence within the Capitol, which was appalling.
Holes in Pelosi story
However why did Pelosi, through her sergeant at arms, reject repeated requests from Capitol police chief Steven Sund for Nationwide Guard backup for his overwhelmed troops, even after the constructing had been breached? What Machiavellian video games had been at play that day? How can we make sure the Capitol is rarely despoiled once more?
We’ll by no means know as a result of Pelosi’s committee is concentrated on a unadorned search-and-destroy mission towards its political enemies.
It was created for one purpose, to denigrate and destroy Donald Trump and his supporters, to buttress the poisonous narrative led by the Nice Unifier, Joe Biden, that 75 million Trump voters are incipient domestic terrorists and white supremacists.
Biden’s Democrats need to hound suspected Trump sympathizers out of Congress, the navy, Fox Information and another establishment that dares to harbor them.
Ideally they should be jailed. That’s the purpose of bringing felony contempt charges against Meadows and former White Home strategist Steve Bannon over their refusal to adjust to subpoenas from Pelosi’s star chamber, though a court docket has but to rule on whether or not Trump’s claims of executive privilege lengthen to his former advisers.
The requirements of integrity within the committee are so low that Schiff was referred to as out this week by The Federalist doctoring textual content messages between Meadows and Rep. Jordan that he was studying aloud with theatrical flourish, as he’s wont to do.
The scalps claimed by the Committee appear to please the President. Listening to the phrase “Meadows” emanating from the chirping press pack close to his helicopter on the South Garden yesterday, Biden made a uncommon beeline to the reporters.
Oh, sure, indeedy, Meadows was “worthy of being held in contempt,” he half snarled-half gloated.
DC’s personal ‘Gitmo’
You get the sensation the president would love nothing lower than to see all his detractors in jail, struggling the identical destiny as about 40 Jan. 6 defendants who nonetheless languish in pretrial detention in DC “Gitmo”, as protection lawyer Joseph McBride calls the wretched jail just a few miles from the White Home.
Jail circumstances had been slammed by a District Court judge as “deplorable” and “past perception” in October when he ordered the switch of a J6 defendant who has not acquired remedy for most cancers or surgical procedure for a damaged hand in seven months.
Choose Royce Lamberth’s concern for the bodily and psychological deprivation of J6 defendants is uncommon in Washington.
Whereas BLM-Antifa rioters who set police stations ablaze throughout months of rioting final yr have had most of their prices dropped, J6 defendants are nonetheless in jail. Most haven’t any felony file, and usually are not charged with crimes of violence, but they’re locked in solitary confinement whereas violent repeat offenders in locations like New York are launched again on the street virtually as quickly as they’re arrested to menace victims anew.
The J6ers are being handled with “uncommon cruelty,” based on Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, one of many few politicians who has taken up their trigger.
Exhibit A: the deranged anti-Trump, anti-Republican, anti-white-man tweets pumped out by the jail’s Deputy Warden Kathleen Landerkin, accused by Greene this week of “torture and abuse of pre-trial defendants.”
Landerkin deleted her account, however her tweets stay endlessly on the Web.
“F–okay everybody who helps Trump” was one instance. She has additionally tweeted puerile insults at Trump, like “mushroom d- -k.”
“The Trump household is against the law household and the GOP in [sic] complicit,” she tweeted in 2019. “Schiff is a hero.”
“Trump is doing extra injury to this nation then [sic] international terrorists ever have,” she tweeted final yr.
She has referred to as Republican members of Congress as “individuals who conspired with traitors earlier than and in the course of the rebel on 1/6/21.”
She describes herself as a “white feminine that works for social justice” and tweeted that “white males are extra harmful than immigrants.”
She posted images of bumper stickers on her automobile, together with one depicting Trump as a child in a diaper.
Landerkin even boasted in a tweet that she had denied entry to Greene, and GOP Rep. Louie Gohmert and Rep. Matt Gaetz after they tried to examine on circumstances on the jail in July.
“That was me,” she gloated. “One other good story in regards to the job.”
This girl controls each side of the every day lives of the J6 defendants who’re alleged to be harmless till confirmed responsible.
The very fact she nonetheless has a job tells you all the things in regards to the twin standards of justice in Washington, DC.
‘Tappan Zee’ fan: It’s Cuo-go time
The person who began a petition to revive the Tappan Zee bridge’s authentic identify says he has gathered 260,000 signatures. “That’s most likely one of many greatest mandates the state of New York has even ever seen,” says Monroe Mann. “And the desire of the folks continues to be being ignored.” Now he says it might be becoming to spend some of the $5 million e-book advance Andrew Cuomo has been ordered to repay the state on new indicators to switch the Cuomo vanity ones.
“Nobody desires to be reminded of Cuomo (any Cuomo) each day on the commute to work.”
Draping failure in decor
The San Francisco Chronicle scored a uncommon one-on-one interview with Kamala Harris, however all it may discover to jot down about was her office decor. The VP sells herself as a trailblazer for ladies, nevertheless it was that concentrating on such frivolity was thought to be sexist. I suppose when there’s a border crisis you had been supposed to repair any distraction will do.