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Sun May 30, 2021, 01:26 PM

House Republican says DOJ should investigate Jan. 6, not 'politically appointed' commission

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Texas Republican Rep. Michael McCaul on Sunday defended his vote against legislation to create a commission to probe the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, arguing that the Department of Justice (DOJ) should investigate the insurrection and not a "politically motivated" commission.

When asked by host Jake Tapper on CNN's "State of the Union" why he voted against the creation of an independent commission to investigate the Capitol breach by supporters of former President Trump, McCaul said Congress should instead wait for the DOJ to complete its criminal investigation, which he said would not be "tainted by politics."

"I view this not as an overview of policy, like the 911 Commission did, it's a criminal investigation, a criminal case. In my judgment that properly falls within the purview of the Department of Justice, where I worked for many years, rather than a politically appointed, you know, commission," McCaul said.

McCaul, a former federal prosecutor, said once the DOJ completes its investigation, the findings should be delivered to Congress.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/house-republican-says-doj-should-investigate-jan-6-not-politically-appointed-commission/ar-AAKx8nm

Oh fuck off you lying sack of shit. The Democrats agreed to everything the Republicans asked for yet the GOP still voted no. You're going to scream that the DOJ is politically motivated once it gets going.

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Reply House Republican says DOJ should investigate Jan. 6, not 'politically appointed' commission (Original post)
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin May 30 OP
PortTack May 30 #1
GoCubsGo May 30 #2
Lovie777 May 30 #8
Historic NY May 30 #3
StarfishSaver May 30 #6
Historic NY May 30 #13
StarfishSaver May 30 #14
calguy May 30 #4
rickyhall May 30 #11
Bettie May 30 #12
Progressive Jones May 30 #5
GoodRaisin May 30 #7
malaise May 30 #9
Efilroft Sul May 30 #10
Mad_Machine76 May 30 #15

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun May 30, 2021, 01:28 PM

1. Oh because they were so correct in doing so investigating HRC and Benghazi

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun May 30, 2021, 01:31 PM

2. Just like y'all did with those EIGHT Benghazi investigations, right?

Go fuck yourself, Mikey.

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Response to GoCubsGo (Reply #2)

Sun May 30, 2021, 01:46 PM

8. And to boot . . .

Courage of HRC sat for 11 hours answering questions mainly from republicans.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun May 30, 2021, 01:32 PM

3. A Special independant Prosecutor with subpeona powers and a grand jury

would work for me

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Response to Historic NY (Reply #3)

Sun May 30, 2021, 01:38 PM

6. That won't do what a commission needs to do

A commission is not focused on criminal prosecutions but a much broader look at what happened and how to prevent it in the future.

DOJ is already doing criminal prosecutions and has grand juries in place. We don't need a special prosecutor. But we do need either a commission or select committee.

He surely knows this and that's why he's pushing for a special prosecutor. He knows that DOJ is already pursuing criminal investigations and prosecutions so a special prosecutor would do nothing more than is already being done. He also knows that a commission or committee will dig a lot closer to home, where Republicans don't want anyone going.

Don't fall for it. He's not recommending anything be thinks will cause the GOP more trouble than they already have - he's trying to get them out of the line of fire.

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Response to StarfishSaver (Reply #6)

Sun May 30, 2021, 07:41 PM

13. So how to deal with the insurrectionists...

on the inside?

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Response to Historic NY (Reply #13)

Sun May 30, 2021, 08:06 PM

14. Through DOJ and the commission/committee investigation

A Special Prosecutor wouldn't do anything not already within the DOJ's purview or that isn't authorized by Congress.

Calling for a Special Prosecutor is a dodge.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun May 30, 2021, 01:34 PM

4. They always use the same worn-out line.

Sure, we're 100% for an investigation. Just not *this* one.

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Response to calguy (Reply #4)

Sun May 30, 2021, 05:11 PM

11. Almost as popular as "It's too soon."

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Response to rickyhall (Reply #11)

Sun May 30, 2021, 05:18 PM

12. Followed by "It's too late"....

because, like talking about gun violence, it is NEVER the right time.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun May 30, 2021, 01:38 PM

5. I'd like to see simultaneous House Select Committee and DOJ investigations.


Both would have subpoena powers. We knew that The Scum would block it in the Senate.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun May 30, 2021, 01:43 PM

7. Sounds like an excuse more than a reason.

A bipartisan commission, by it's very nature of bipartisanship, should remove some of the worry about a politically motivated outcome. If that's how he feels he should have not voted against it. The DOJ could still take it up, and probably should, but he had a responsibility to get to the truth as well. Sounds to me like he is saying he would rather sit back and let someone else do it for him.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun May 30, 2021, 01:52 PM

9. House ReTHUGs are the effin'

MINORITY. That is all

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun May 30, 2021, 03:47 PM

10. I think you're right about them screaming a DOJ investigation will be politically motivated.

I also think the GOP is setting up the Democrats for a political jiu-jitsu move if there aren't incarcerations to go with the insurrection's investigation, especially if the Senate doesn't pass S. 1. How so? Say Democratic election victories in the near future are nullified by Republican-dominated election boards and secretaries of state. What will we do? Probably hit the streets. But said protests will be codified as insurrection by Republican state legislatures and governors (maybe in advance), and they will claim anything we do is exponentially worse than anything seen on 1/6. Hell, they'll probably encourage some drivers to plow into us.

This investigation, however the Democrats see it conducted, must go hand-in-hand with strengthening voter rights. Any half measure or no measure on behalf of both could be fatal.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun May 30, 2021, 08:12 PM

15. Why not both?

Although the DOJ will get involved if there are criminal charges that need to be filed.

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