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It is widely expected that Republicans will win back control of the U.S. House of Representatives, and possibly the U.S. Senate, in November’s midterm elections.
Alabama GOP Rep. Barry Moore believes Republicans should consider using their leadership powers to possibly impeach President Joe Biden and investigate House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s role leading up to the incident at the U.S. Capitol in January 2021.
“You know, both parties play politics sometimes, but I think at this point with a constitutional republic, it is going to benefit us to look into some of these issues that undermined our Constitution or tried to undermine our Constitution,” Moore said.
“And I look forward to [Ohio GOP Rep.] Jim Jordan heading Judiciary Committee. I think there’s a lot of opportunities for him to get to the bottom of some of this, to open some of these hearings,” he added.
“Impeaching Biden may be part of that,” Moore continued. “It may be on the table. Certainly, what role did Pelosi play on January 6? That’s the reason [Jordan] and Banks are not on [the January 6] committee right now. They would have some pretty tough questions for her — how we managed to have such lax security knowing there was probably going to be some people in D.C. that day. There are a lot of unanswered questions.”
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Interest in the Democrat-led Jan. 6 Committee has also been deteriorating.
Americans were hardly tuning into the primetime hearings held in June by the Jan. 6 Committee and a new report reveals that even fewer are watching in July.
A new report found that the Democrat-led committee’s primetime hearings last Thursday were off 11 percent from last month when around 20 million tuned in.
Keep in mind that Democrats were able to reach 20 million viewers because the hearings aired on just about every single mainstream media cable news show in their attempt to go after Donald Trump.
That resulted in viewership of around 17.7 percent, the outlet reported, adding:
Nielsen said that each of the eight hearings averaged 13.1 million, while the two primetime hearings averaged 18.9 million. The daytime hearings averaged 11.2 million.
Those are solid albeit not blockbuster numbers. The committee’s hearings, though, have commanded news cycles, and moments have gone viral on social media. The highest viewed daytime hearing was on June 28, drawing 13.2 million. That was the hearing featuring the testimony of Cassidy Hutchinson, the former aide to chief of staff Mark Meadows.
By contrast, President Joe Biden’s State of the Union address in March pulled in 38 million viewers. In 2018, then-President Donald Trump’s first State of the Union attracted over 45 million.
“[Democrats] are doubling down looking for any desperate attempt to try to change the narrative. But look, the American people are smart. They see through this, they want a Congress that’s focused on the issues that matter to them,” House Republican Conference Chair Rep. Elise Stefanik of New York said last month ahead of the first hearing.
“We’re working very closely with President Trump and his team with Leader Kevin McCarthy, with Jim Jordan, and really all of the House Republicans will be pushing back in a rapid response fashion,” Stefanik said, going on to give a preview of what to expect from the party in response.
“You will see us all over the airwaves, we will be setting the record straight. We will be telling the truth to the American people sharing the facts and also really pointing out how unprecedented and unconstitutional and illegitimate this committee is,” Stefanik continued.
She went on to say that GOP members already have “lots of media bookings already set,” while predicting that members are “going to shine in this moment.”
“But similar to impeachment sham one and really impeachment sham two, just out there every single day. Number one, talking about issues that matter to the American people,” she said. “But number two, prosecuting the case against how much Speaker Pelosi, Democrats, and Liz Cheney have failed this country, and they’ve failed to focus on the issue. If they want to talk about securing the Capitol, which they refused to, they have failed to do that job,” Stefanik said, adding that they have instead continued to “shred constitutional precedents.
“They have shred Congress as an institution, and they are invading on the privacy and really the speech and debate rights of all these elected members of Congress,” she said. “And they’re targeting everyday citizens, young staffers who worked on the Trump campaign.”