Thursday thread: GOP appears worried about 1/6 hearings, while DOJ ramps up
Republican are second-guessing leader McCarthy's boycott of the committee. That and more suggests the hearings are a big success. As 5th one gets underway today, what are you all thinking?
Today, the fifth public hearing of the January 6th select committee gets underway. And there are signs that the GOP is worried. Several Republicans in the House are second-guessing House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s decision not to put members on the panel to defend Donald Trump — and Trump is whining about it too!
Meanwhile, the Department of Justice expanded its investigation, looking at the fake elector scheme — the focus of the last hearing — and issuing subpoenas to MAGA operatives in several states.
This all tells me the committee is having great success — and the ratings and polling show it — and that’s putting the GOP on edge and pressuring the DOJ to show it is acting on what the public is seeing.