House Republican Study Committee (RSC) Chairman Jim Banks (R-IN) said Breitbart News Saturday that Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is covering up “the systemic breakdown of security under her watch during the Jan. 6 protests and riots.”
Banks spoke to Breitbart News after Democrats and two anti-Trump Republicans, Reps. Liz Cheney (R-WY) and Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), held the Jan. 6 select committee’s first public hearing at the prime time Thursday night.
Breitbart News Saturday host Matthew Boyle described the hearing as a three-ring circus and noted that the Jan. 6 committee barred Banks and Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) from serving on the committee to prevent a rebuttal of their charges. House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) tapped Banks and Jordan to serve on the committee; however, Pelosi blocked McCarthy from naming the two.
However, it seems the American people didn’t want to listen to the Jan. 6 panel, as the hearing drew just 19 million viewers across five networks Thursday night; by comparison, the State of the Union had 38 million viewers.
Banks described the hearing as a “complete misfire” designed to “distract from gasoline prices averaging above $5 a gallon,” inflation and other crises the Joe Biden administration is facing. confronted.
“They did everything they could to change the subject, Matt,” Banks remarked.
Despite Democrats’ apparent prime-time failure, conservative Hoosier noted it was more important that Democrats overlook Pelosi’s failure to secure the Capitol during the Jan. 6 protests and riots. As Boyle and Banks explained, the Speaker of the House is primarily responsible for the security of the Capitol building.
“It’s more important to focus on what they didn’t talk about, what they didn’t focus on, and what they talked about was the systemic breakdown of security at the Capitol under the watch of Nancy Pelosi and the hiding documents and questions she doesn’t want to be asked,” Banks said. “That’s why they kicked me out of the committee because we were going to ask about her involvement in the National Guard appeal and questions about it and documents she refuses to give – documents to the committee bipartisan Senator for Homeland Security on the call. the National Guard on January 6.
Banks said the “breadcrumbs” related to the lack of security at the Capitol “return to his office.” Instead, he said Pelosi continues to conduct a witch hunt against former President Donald Trump, those who work for the Trump administration, and Trump supporters.
Breitbart News Saturday airs on SiriusXM Patriot 125 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time.
Sean Moran is a congressional reporter for Breitbart News. Follow him on Twitter @SeanMoran3.
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