Dems Worry GOP Reps Like Jordan and Greene Would Turn Jan 6th Commission Into a ‘Circus’

House Democrats who plan to move forward with a commission to investigate the January 6th Capitol riot that sent lawmakers fleeing for their lives are preparing for their Republican counterparts to do all they can to disrupt the proceedings. And they’re anticipating that the GOP wouldn’t exactly be sending their best.

Expectations among Democrats are that the attention-grabbing House Republicans like Jim Jordan (Q-OH) and Marjorie Taylor Greene (Q-GA) would be the ringleaders intentionally turning the proceedings from the dignified investigation it should be into a complete circus with a full sideshow of distractions.

With Senate Republicans failing to go along with the House on creating the commission, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi may choose to set up a select committee. While there are a handful of Republicans who do want a commission, most would do all they could do divert from the damning testimony in their continued attempts to rewrite the events of January 6th.

Greene and Jordan would be the kind of sideshow the right has come to not just be known for, but one they’ll enjoy. Greene and her cohorts Lauren Boebert, Madison Cawthorn, and Andy Biggs are just a few House Republicans who have been mentioned in connection with the planning of the January 6th insurrection, and any of them sitting on such a committee would be a slap in the face to those who lost their lives as a result of the deadly mob.

“If Republicans try to make a circus of it—so they appoint Jim Jordan and Marjorie Taylor Greene and people like that—it becomes a farce,” warned Rep. John Yarmuth (D-KY). “The Republican strategy was to defeat anything that had credibility so that any investigation that had actually happened could be dismissed as partisan.”

The idea of the special prosecutor is also one that’s been gaining a lot of ground in an attempt to avoid the potential circus altogether.

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