Congressman Says He ‘Smells a Rat’ After Secret Service Texts Go Missing

The PresidentÕs limousine drives down Pennsylvania Avenue with Secret Service members walking on both sides of the car during the 1997 Presidential Inaugural Parade.

The Democratic Party sure does have a penchant for drama, and the latest purported wrinkle in the January 6th select committee’s probe of the attempted insurrection at the Capitol is providing plenty for liberals to wax poetic about.

Throughout the course of their investigation, the committee has found themselves airing out their grievances to an American electorate that has been unconvinced…to say the least.  This, despite the committee’s continued deployment of high drama and pseudo-theatrics.

The latest in this over-the-top, circus-like atmosphere comes to us from the latest story line involving a number of missing Secret Service text messages.

A subpoena for Secret Service text messages issued by the House committee investigating the Capitol attack has yielded precisely one transmission. The communication turned over was a request for help sent Jan. 6 by Steven Sund, a Capitol police officer at the time. “That’s all that we have,” said Rep. Stephanie Murphy, the Hill reports. The agency had told the committee it no longer has the Jan. 5-6 texts it requested. A spokesman assured the committee members that the Secret Service isn’t “holding out” on them. Another committee member, Democratic Rep. Jamie Raskin, said Wednesday that he finds the agency’s story hard to believe.

Here is where the Hollywood-style plot twist gets reiterated by the Congressman:

“I smell a rat,” Raskin said. “That seems like an awfully strange coincidence for those text messages to be banished into oblivion on two days where there was also the most violent insurrection against the union in our history, after the Civil War.” Assistant Director Ronald Rowe wrote to the committee that the agency is still looking for texts, per CNN. “I got a lot of questions,” Democratic Rep. Pete Aguilar said.

The Secret Service has insisted that the error in record keeping occurred when the agency upgraded phones and services, but that explanation has not given the committee the sort of compelling story line that they were looking for.