Jan. 6 Committee Gets Bad News

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People are growing tired of them.

Thursday’s contentious Jan. 6 Select Committee public hearing had critics questioning whether it was an “honest pursuit of the truth” or merely a “reality show.”

On Fox News’ “The Five,” Will Cain said the hearing chaired by Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) was a “reality show,” adding that a better investigation into potential threats to the country would be investigating the attempted assassination of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

“If this were an honest pursuit of the truth and you were looking to say, ‘What is a threat today to our country,’ you would talk about the attempted assassination of a Supreme Court Justice,” Cain stated.

Cain continued, “You would talk about another target by a group called RuthSentUs toward another Supreme Court Justice,” with the panel adding that Justice Amy Coney Barrett’s Falls Church, Va., home had also become a target of protestors.

The panel went on to discuss reports that then-President Donald Trump authorized the presence of the National Guard at the Capitol before the rally-turned-riot. But emphasized that D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi allegedly hadn’t followed through on promises to call them up.

Sean Duffy, a former Representative and current panelist on the program said the hearing noted the public hearing had a produced-for-TV feel to it.”

Duffy also questioned why Republicans were absent from the investigation: “So here you have Nancy Pelosi who says, I’m going to edit this production and present it to the American people [but] the theory of my case [regarding] Jan. 6 is so weak that I can’t allow Jim Jordan and Jim Banks to sit on the committee and actually look for evidence.”