The GOP’s refusal to appoint a January 6 Commission to investigate the events that led to domestic terrorists storming our Capitol are trying to sweep history under the carpet. We are used to, by now, with GOP cover-ups. Like its refusal to accept the 1619 project, or accept the true history of the atrocities the ancestors of elite politicians committed against the indigenous Indian population; today, they are trying to wipe history clean again to erase the GOP treason. The vote for the January 6 Commission came down to showcasing American democracy when 35 votes won over 54 votes. How is that possible? What kind of a democracy are we running in this country? It’s truly an American fascist system when the majority loses even when it wins.
Make no mistakes about it, the January 6 Commission is about investigating the whole GOP and those lawmakers behind the scene who triggered a coup against the government, which would harm the GOP brand even further. Should they not have thought about the consequences of their actions before submitting to the will of a con man?
Meanwhile, many corporate entities have resumed donating to these anti-democratic Republicans as if their future of America is better served if we ushered a fascist government. If you are an AT&T customer, you need to choose between democracy and their services.
Senator Susan Collins, is swaying in the wind like a dead leaf. She is trying to find inconsequential excuses to subvert her duty. Shame on her.
THE COWARDS IN OUR MIDST
To get a glimpse of the problems our country faces, try to assess the quality of our democracy and the politicians that are really running a semi-fascist system of government. Against the backdrop of some 35 Senators who voted against the Commission and 15, from both parties, who abstained. This, in and by itself, is scandalous. The fact that the majority wins, yet they lose is the bigger story here.
The 44 Senators who voted “nay’ or who abstained do not want the truth to come out because of their direct or indirect involvement, or they are too cowardly to stand-up to a con man who has kidnapped their political future. They really have no shame.
Either way you slice it, this is not one of those moments that make you feel great about being an American. In fact, you feel a certain disillusionment. What happened to American Exceptionalism, the American Dream, the American Experiment, and the myriad of so many catch phrases to capture this nation’s culture and direction? Should we start calling this period of our history the American Shame, or maybe the American Humiliation? We must label this moment of our history for future generations never to forget the cowardice of our politicians.
The six GOP Senators who voted for the Commission are Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah, Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Senator Susan Collins of Maine, Senator Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, Senator Ben Sasse of Nebraska, and Senator Rob Portman of Ohio.
The most despicable politician in modern America has asked his fellow Senators to vote against the Commission as a “personal favor” to him and 44 of them complied. McConnell’s low has no low.
Forty-eight Senators refusing to vote for the Jan 6 Commissions demonstrates to the world that this country lacks the courage to face the reality of its own actions.
APPLAUD THOSE WHO VOTED FOR THE COMMISSION
I applaud all the Senators whose honor could not permit them to corrupt history. Senator Romney told CNN:
It is the motivation Senator, but that’s a debate for another day.
Nonetheless, all these Senators are lonely voices in showcasing American democracy that is anything but one today.
America is weaker today than in anytime in its history since the Vietnam War. When led by cowards who planned an insurrection and whose colleagues are trying to erase any traces of this shameful history, it demonstrates to the world that this country lacks the courage to face the reality of its own actions. This does not usually invite respect by other nations monitoring our state of affairs. If anything, it invites disdain, scorn, and even violence.
After all, America has been preaching democracy and human rights to the world since WWII. How dare we sermonize attributes we are trampling upon in our own backyard?
Do you think those 44 unfit and cowardly GOP Senators, to include the Democrat Kyrsten Sinema, realize how weak the U.S. looks to the outside world because of their actions? Probably not. They are unfit to serve their country and unfit to set the example for the rest of the world.