McConnell rejected a draft version of Pelosi’s proposed commission that would give Democrats a 7-4 majority on the panel, and he said any large-scale review of the insurrection must also include an analysis of broader political violence — a nod to GOP complaints about a wave of riots across the country last summer that followed the death of George Floyd.
Expanding the commission’s mandate that way would likely spark significant Democratic resistance. “If Congress is going to attempt some broader analysis of toxic political violence across this country,” the Kentucky Republican said, “then in that case, we cannot have artificial cherry-picking of which terrible behavior does and does not deserve scrutiny.”
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“We cannot have artificial cherry-picking of which terrible behavior does and does not deserve scrutiny,” terrible horrible McConnell says of the 1/6 Commission. I dunno: how about terrible behavior that led to five dead in the Capitol? https://t.co/JPNnfPHmIY
— Joan Walsh (@joanwalsh) February 24, 2021
Here's a shocker.
McConnell wants the 1/6 commission focused narrowly on security issues. If it's going to be broad, it must also include a look at hyped left-wing violence, he says:https://t.co/lXIJywvufw
Dovetails with what I reported. GOP radicalization is the problem: https://t.co/RI7Rly97cF
— Greg Sargent (@ThePlumLineGS) February 24, 2021