The January 6 hearing disappoints this Democrat

Consider me a Democrat disappointed with how my party has responded to Donald Trump – with stories that often turn out to be untrue. Two impeachments by House members failed because they were undertaken on a partisan basis.

The January 6 House hearings provided an opportunity to scrutinize Mr. Trump’s activities. But that didn’t happen. Thursday’s opening statements from President Bennie Johnson and Republican Rep. Liz Cheney sounded more like prosecutors’ closing arguments than introductions to an investigative inquiry. Ms. Cheney read aloud a statement by Mr. Trump that purported to implicate her in inciting his supporters, but she omitted that he told his supporters: “Go home.


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