The January 6 Hearings are complete, and while most sensible people see it for the show trial that it was, some good things came out of it. For example, opponents of the insufferably mendacious claim that it was worse than the attacks of September 11, 2001, had the chance to point out some glaring holes in the narrative.
For one, there is video evidence of capital police letting Trump supporters calmly walk into the government buildings between velvet ropes. One officer, for example, was asked for directions to Chuck Schumer’s office by a Trump supporter and told the man exactly how to find it. For another, we got to revisit the fact that the only person who died during the event was a 35-year-old woman, an Air Force veteran, who was shot in the neck by a rookie capital cop. We also saw men we know to have been FBI plants, dressed like Trump supporters encouraging the crowd to mob the capital building and commit crimes. We also saw those incitations loudly rejected by the pro-Trump crowd.
All of that is good. It sucks steam out of the evil lies we have been laboring under, and it might inspire a few well-meaning democrats to question the leadership of their party. It doesn’t get the people who have been held for over two years without charges out of prison. But it helps wake people up.
But the results of the hearing have also given people a little more patience to listen to what President Donald Trump has to say about it. Today, Trump released a 12-page statement calling the Jan 6 investigation a sham with the opening line, “Our nation is SUFFERING.” He went on to open with a few strong statements that anyone with a job and bills to pay knows all too well.
““Our nation is SUFFERING. Our economy is in the gutter. Inflation is rampant. Gas prices have reached an all-time high. Ships are unable to unload cargo. Families cannot get needed baby formula. We are an embarrassment around the world. Our withdrawal from Afghanistan was a disaster that cost us precious American blood, and gave $85 billion worth of the best military equipment on earth to our enemy.”
Trump is simply saying in clear terms what we all know too well. Our nation is in decline. It is a decline that has been so rapid, and so in line with the clear objectives of Washington Democrats that many of us concluded long ago that we are at war against an enemy employing Machiavellian tactics.
Trump continues, saying:
“Millions and millions of illegals are marching to the border and invading our country. We have a White House in shambles, with Democrats, just this week, declaring that Biden is unfit to run for reelection. And what is the Democrat Congress focused on? A Kangaroo Court, hoping to distract the American people from the great pain they are experiencing.”
This is a point we tend to forget as we struggle to pay soaring prices at the pump and the grocery store. But at this moment, even as many people around the world are being coerced into being vaccinated, illegal immigrants are being waved across our border unconditionally. They do not need vaccine passports to benefit from thefree shelter, food, and welfare that the vaccinated taxpayer is paying for.
He goes on from there to describe the nonsensical behavior of Democrats concerning January 6, 2020. He points out that they have baseless accusations and no solutions. He cites violations of the Constitutional rights of the people accused of an attempted insurrection, saying,
“Our Constitution protects the right to confront accusers, honors the right to fair trials, and holds the right to legal representation as paramount in our justice system. … The Committee has obliterated those rights and is making a mockery of justice.”
The 12-page statement is well worth a read if you have the time. It is written in a conversational tone, very much in Trump’s speaking style. It is humorous, blunt, to the point, and jibes with the facts as we understand them.
It might serve as the strongest statement yet that Trump is going to run in 2024, and if he does, he is all but certain to win a third time.