From Johnny@21:1/5 to All on Tue Jul 19 08:04:43 2022
By Charles Creitz
Published July 17, 2022
House Jan. 6 Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., continues to
keep House Speaker Nancy Pelosi out of the panel's investigatory
purview, a top House Republican told "Life, Liberty & Levin" in the
face of claims she rejected precautionary National Guard troops ahead
of the riot.
House Republican Conference Chairwoman Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y. — who
took over the role after House Jan. 6 Committee Vice Chairwoman Liz
Cheney was voted out of the post — called the panel "un-American."
Stefanik pointed to Thompson's 2021 comment that "nobody is off-limits"
from investigation including former President Donald Trump, but also
cited further comments by the 13-term Democrat she said suggest he
"Again, you have only one office that's off-limits to investigation,
and that office is Nancy Pelosi's office. The Democratic head of the
committee, Bennie Thompson, said at the start of this witch hunt...
"[W]e know that the speaker's office was made aware of potential
threats, potential violence that day. They failed to do their job to
ensure the Capitol Police had the support they needed to secure the
Republicans have cited comments from Thompson stating in-part the
resolution governing the committee speaks to "facts and circumstances
around Jan. 6," she said.
"I don't see the speaker being part-and-parcel to that," he said.