Two-thirds of Americans want to see last year’s looting and rioting by BLM and Antifa thugs investigated, while only a minority of voters support Pelosi’s committee to investigate the January 6 riots at the Capitol. Phil Shiver reports at The Blaze:
According to Rasmussen Reports, “66% of Likely U.S. Voters think Congress should investigate last year’s violent protests, in which more than 2,000 police officers suffered injuries in the line of duty.”
Only 21%, or roughly 1 in 5 Americans, said they do not think that Congress should investigate the Black Lives Matter riots, while 13% said they were not sure.
In contrast, the poll found that significantly fewer Americans support an investigation into the Capitol riot.
“The number of voters who want Congress to investigate last year’s violent protests is higher than the 49% who say they support House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s select committee investigation of the January 6 Capitol riot,” Rasmussen noted, adding that, “Forty-two percent (42%) say they don’t support the January 6 investigation.”
Results from the survey, which was conducted July 16-18, comes as Pelosi’s select committee investigates on the events of Jan. 6. The survey indicates that Democrats may have overplayed their hand in estimating broad public support for the commission.
While support for the Jan. 6 commission appeared to be divided neatly down political lines, the prospect of an investigation into Black Lives Matter riots garnered widespread support from nearly all major demographics — including from Democrats.
“Sixty-seven percent (67%) of whites, 64% of black voters, 66% of Hispanics and 62% of other minorities think Congress should investigate the 2020 riots in U.S. cities,” Rasmussen reported. “Seventy-five percent (75%) of Republicans, 60% of Democrats and 63% of voters not affiliated with either major party say Congress should investigate last year’s violent protests.”
The National Police Association, which helped conduct the survey, noted in reaction to the results that a failed response to the Black Lives Matter protests likely set off a nationwide crime wave that is still underway today.
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