Biden’s Mounting Liabilities
With inflation roaring, a porous border, crime soaring, and a baby formula shortage on their watch, Democrats are trying to dodge a midterm bloodbath in November, reports BRIGHT editors.
Focusing on the Capitol Riot
From Byron York in the Washington Examiner:
“Voters don’t care much about Jan. 6, but some Democrats believe the party can use the committee investigation to make them interested, all with the goal of damaging Republicans in the midterm elections. It will be an uphill climb. It’s not that voters approve of the events of Jan. 6. They don’t. It’s just that many of them have moved on.
…Which is why House Democrats are going to try to make Thursday night a big show. They hired James Goldston, a former president of ABC News, to try to turn the hearing into compelling television. Goldston, according to a report from Mike Allen in Axios, ‘plans to make [the hearing presentation] raw enough so that skeptical journalists will find the material fresh, and chew over the disclosures in future coverage, and he wants it to draw the eyeballs of Americans who haven’t followed the ins and outs of the Capitol riot probe.'”
Changing the Subject
At the WSJ, Kimberley Strassel reminds readers that the 6 January Hearings didn’t have to be this way. The Democrats made deliberate decisions, each an obvious exercise in self-sabotage.
Americans are too focused on gasoline prices, suggests Ms. Strassel. Frustrating to Democrats, for example, is Fox News for deciding not to air Thursday’s hearing live (although Fox Business and every other station said they would).
Can Americans trust the findings of a panel whose members began with a preconceived narrative and blackballed any dissenting voices? Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s unprecedented decision to veto Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s picks last July in favor of her own handpicked Republican members blew the committee’s credibility before it even started work. Americans will find it easy to reject “evidence” that is too fragile to bear the scrutiny of fellow House members.
Most Americans would like to know more about the events of that horrible January day, to have a serious national debate, and to ensure it never happens again.
But this committee isn’t a credible messenger.
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