Jan. 6 Hearing Disappoints This Democrat [sic]

Source: Wall Street Journal
by Ted Van Dyk

“Count me as a Democrat disappointed by the way my party has responded to Donald Trump — with narratives that often prove untrue. Two impeachments by House members failed because they were undertaken on a partisan basis. The House Jan. 6 hearings offered an opportunity to examine Mr. Trump’s activities carefully, But it didn’t happen. Thursday’s opening statements by Chairman Bennie Thompson and Republican Rep. Liz Cheney were more like prosecutors’ closing arguments than introductions to a fact-finding inquiry. Ms. Cheney read aloud a statement by Mr. Trump that was supposed to implicate him in inciting his followers — but she left out that he told his followers: ‘Go home!'” (06/13/22)