GOP lawmaker says Liz Cheney is 'blinded by ambition' — even though she got punished for her stand on Capitol riots
Republican Rep. Matthew Rosendale (R-MT) attacked fellow Republicans Reps. Liz Cheney (R-WY) and Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) for what he said was just "blind ambition" that spurred joining the Jan. 6 Select Committee.
In reality, Cheney was actually the No. 3 in the GOP House until she spoke out against the Jan. 6 attack and supported accountability for it. She lost that position in primarily because she refused to move past the violent Trump-incited riots.
"There's no such thing as a Pelosi Republican... there's no such thing as a Pelosi Catholic. You're either Catholic or you're not. You're either Republican or you're not," said Rosendale.
He went on to say that if at half-time members of your team go into the other team's locker room you're not going to want to welcome them back in. The local reporter said that teammates might disagree on the play all the time, but it doesn't mean that they're on the same team. Rosendale disagreed, but stopped short of calling them traitors.
Kinzinger similarly has been annoyed by his party caving into President Donald Trump from the beginning. His opposition to the attack on the U.S. Capitol is consistent with his ongoing debate with his own party. It's unclear how he's promoted himself among the GOP going that route. In fact, Kinzinger intends to run again in 2022, unless he's eliminated from redistricting in the state.
Democratic Party of Illinois chairwoman Rep. Robin Kelly (D-IL) told the Chicago Sun-Times that Kinzinger isn't a target for the Democrats to remove.
See the interview below:
'Trump is not happy': CNN reporter says watching Capitol cops trash former president was 'devastating' for him
CNN reporter Jamie Gangel on Tuesday said that the first day of the Capitol riot commission was not a good one for former President Donald Trump.
In discussing Trump's mindset, Gangel said that the former president must have been particularly angry that he didn't even have longtime ally Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) to make a scene while defending him.
"Donald Trump is not happy," she said. "What happened today is what he didn't want to happen. He did not want any committee, and to your point, he didn't have Jim Jordan or any other allies there fighting back or pushing back."
She also said it must have stung for Trump watching uniformed Capitol police officers trash him and his political movement.
"It also was devastating because four policemen in uniform, four heroes, sat there and in devastating, excruciating detail, talked about how Donald Trump supporters were racist, were violent, were trying to stop democracy," she said. "This was a bad day for Donald Trump."
Watch the video below.
Reporter says Trump was miserable watching Capitol cops trash him www.youtube.com
After the first day of the Jan. 6 Committee hearing, CNN host Jake Tapper made the point that the national police union is nowhere in sight.
Since Jan. 6, officers from the DC Metro Police and Capitol Police have been willing to speak out about what they experienced and the injuries that so many of their fellow officers experience. But the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) is nowhere to be found.
"Why are they not speaking out on behalf of these four officers?" Tapper asked former Washington, D.C. Police Chief Charles Ramsey.
The only thing Ramsey could say was, "I have no idea. I really don't know."
Laura Coats, senior CNN legal analyst said that she would like to see all of the people who protested the murder of George Floyd join the Capitol Police and stand with these officers, who did the rights things on Jan. 6.
See the full video below:
Where is the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) for Capitol cops? www.youtube.com
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