For months on end, the nation has been inundated with the partisan machinations of the select committee investigating the events of January 6th, 2021, when a massive mob of Donald Trump supporters stormed the US Capitol.
With hundreds of arrests already made, and a great many high-profile subpoena targets tell the committee where to shove their inquiries, the event has become one of the most talked about in all of US history.
But the way in which the committee is operating has the voting public simply writing the whole thing off as Democratic drivel.
Over the weekend, one House Democrat attempted to restore faith in the committee’s work, but there’s no telling if the American people saw through all the hot air.
On a Thursday Zoom call with progressive activists, Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., said that the upcoming hearings by the Jan. 6 select committee probing the riot at the U.S. Capitol staged by supporters of former President Donald Trump will “blow the roof off the House.”
The fun context was jarringly oblivious.
“We are going to do everything we can to subpoena all the information we need and to enforce our subpoenas. But even if we don’t get every last person in there, we are going to have hearings that I believe will be compared to the Watergate hearings, because they are going to blow the roof off the House in terms of explaining to America what actually happened in the attack on our democracy,” Raskin, who sits on the select committee, told an audience of approximately 40,000 people who watched his remarks on Facebook.
Raskin is no stranger to adjusting his political volume in order to get attention, and there’s certainly a chance that this optimistic statement is another piece of his chameleon act.