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Sat Jul 31, 2021, 09:47 AM

The Guardian view on investigating 6 January: the truth about the storming of the Capitol

Fri 30 Jul 2021 13.30 EDT

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The investigation into the deadly insurrection of 6 January is not one but two processes. The first is an attempt to discover the truth about those events: not only what happened, but who, beyond the members of the mob, was responsible and in what ways. The second is the task of getting people to accept that truth – knowing that many will not.

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Though Mr Trump initiated these beliefs, other politicians continue to cynically stoke them: “Nobody actually believes the election was stolen from Donald Trump. But a lot of them are happy to go out and say it was,” Mr Kinzinger observed of his colleagues.

Their behaviour is extraordinary as well as reprehensible: for the sake of their political careers, they seem as reckless about their own safety as they are about democracy’s. They presumably count on staying on the right side of any future mob. Far from deterring the committee from pursuing this investigation fully, their actions and rhetoric should provide a spur. Those who have connived in the attack on democracy need to be held accountable. Whatever the verdict of Republican voters, the truth must be written in the historical record.

[link:https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/jul/30/the-guardian-view-on-investigating-6-january-the-truth-about-the-storming-of-the-capitol|

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Response to Ramsey Barner (Original post)

Sat Jul 31, 2021, 12:41 PM

1. Can't admit the truth because they're cowards...nt

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Response to MiHale (Reply #1)

Sun Aug 1, 2021, 12:53 AM

2. Cowards, or just plain ambitious politicians.

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