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Pelosi Declares One Party State

One of the foundational principles of our constitutional republic is respect for the rights of the political minority: A party or faction that is out of power in the legislative branch still

manages its own affairs, elects its own leadership, and appoints its share of members to committees.


This principle has held true even when the majority party had evidence that the minority party was leaking classified information from national security-related committees, e.g., Democrat Rep. Adam Schiff’s behavior when he was Ranking Member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence when Republican Rep. Devin Nunes was Chairman.


Without the right to appoint minority party members, there can be no meaningful opposition to the majority party, however, reducing Republicans to vassal status is exactly what Pelosi did yesterday. In what amounts to the declaration of a one-party state, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi rejected Republican appointments to her new select committee to investigate the January 6 Capitol riot.


In a statement released Wednesday Pelosi said, “Monday evening, the Minority Leader recommended 5 Members to serve on the Select Committee. I have spoken with him this morning about the objections raised about Representatives Jim Banks and Jim Jordan and the impact their appointments may have on the integrity of the investigation. I also informed him that I was prepared to appoint Representatives Rodney Davis, Kelly Armstrong and Troy Nehls, and requested that he recommend two other Members.”


Republican House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy quickly issued a rebuttal: "Unless Speaker Pelosi reverses course and seats all five Republican nominees, Republicans will not be party to their sham process and will instead pursue our own investigation of the facts," McCarthy said.


The committee will have “Republican” representation from one member: RINO Trump critic Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming.


Pelosi’s decision to exclude Rep. Jim Jordan and Rep. Jim Banks is preposterous on its face: Jordan is Ranking Member of the Judiciary Committee and Banks is chairman of the conservative Republican Study Committee, so they both hold senior and prestigious positions in the House Republican Conference.

However, since McCarthy announced his proposed membership, Jordan had been voicing his concerns that the committee was going to be too focused on Trump and even telegraphed targeting Pelosi as the investigation wore on.


"There's one fundamental question that I hope Democrats will actually answer and address and that is why wasn't there a proper security presence that day? And frankly, only the speaker can answer that question, so let's see if the Democrats bring that up," Jordan said Tuesday.


Banks, who would have served as the GOP's ranking member on the committee, says he would “force the Democrats and the media to answer questions so far ignored.”


The group of five GOP representatives selected by McCarthy also want to focus on the Capitol's lack of preparedness for the riot that day and, more broadly, rising political violence nationwide, reported the UK’s Daily Mail.


While Pelosi had said earlier that how Republicans voted on the election certification was irrelevant to whether they could be appointed, in rejecting Jordan and Banks Pelosi made this interesting comment reported by CNN: “In announcing her rejection of Banks and Jordan, Pelosi mentioned there were ‘objections’ with their selections but did not specify what those objections were.”


The obvious answer to the question “what those objections were” is that Democrats object to both Banks and Jordan because they aren’t buying the narrative that former President Donald Trump incited the January 6 riot and even more threateningly, they are not going to shy away from asking the most important and fundamental questions, such as: Why were the Capitol Police so ill prepared and why was the Capitol virtually undefended, given the intelligence available at the time? Who were the black-clad team who first broke into the Capitol? Who did Speaker Pelosi communicate with during and before the riot? And did someone order Capitol Police to fire on Ashli Babbitt and if so who gave the order?


The toll-free Capitol Switchboard is (1-866-220-0044) please call Republican House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, thank him for standing up to Pelosi’s declaration of a one-party state and tell him conservatives are counting on him to continue to stand tall.


  • January 6

  • January 6 detainees

  • Merrick Garland

  • Donald Trump

  • January 6 Committee

  • Nancy Pelosi

  • Republican appointments

  • Liz Cheney

  • Jim Jordan

  • Jim Banks

  • Rodney Davis

  • Kelly Armstrong

  • Troy Nehls

  • Police preparation

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When did the Capitol building become closed to its owners? Back in the 90's, we visited Washington DC one day and walked up and into the Capitol. We walked all around inside the building, peering into the Old Senate Chamber and roaming the Tundra and, I believe, two floors. We could do that because the building belonged (and still belongs) to the citizens. The occupants of that building are our employees. Now there are about 500 people being held in a substandard jail who will be charged with trespassing. Are they not citizens who own the premises? Further, they had every right under the First Amendment to petition the government for a redress of grievances. That's all they we…

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Hiram Ben Cooper
Hiram Ben Cooper
22 jul 2021

I’m an old Oklahoma Democrat who found the Party left me in my mid-30s. I thought that made me a Republican but I found they didn’t fit my political beliefs either. I find myself now an unashamed Christ Follower, I believe in an eternal life hereafter.


It seems that when I explain my former Democrat Senators of their actions it’s literally what they oppose. I have no doubt that they are strictly party-line (especially Nancy Pelosi and Chuckie Schumer) voters, but it amuses me to pretend they might actually vote how they should because they were commanded not to by this duo.


Red = Republican

Blue = Democratic


I once had an old politician tell me to look at the…


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rosie16
rosie16
22 jul 2021

Soooooooo...these are the rules now, Nasty.? Good to know. Remember this, Republicans, when and if you finally get back into power. (Hopefully not) McCarthy (better yet, Jim Jordan as majority leader) will be doing the -rat party committee assignments instead of Piglousy.

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Charles Wilkins
Charles Wilkins
22 jul 2021

Off topic, are the Biden's and company bought and paid for by China? sure looks that way most illegal drugs coming across our southern border originate from China, you know the Biden's friends, Chinese dry wall killed our homes, Chinese face masks proved defective killed our people, Chinese dog food killed our pets, Chinese lead paint on toys killed our babies, Chinese virus again killed our people, why does Biden want to be friends with China? having Hunter accepting large amounts of money for what? Chinese are trying to kill our dollar, China has cyber attacks against us, What am I missing? Sounds to me like China really hates our guts, Why are all these American companies so in love…

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rosie16
rosie16
22 jul 2021
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It's called vulture capitalism, where those on the left AND the right pick clean the bones of the middle class in the name of almighty profit. Welcome to America, 2021.

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No one,be a Democrat or Republican, should be allowed to go against our fundamental democracy form of government. That is treason.

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Jay Robison
Jay Robison
22 jul 2021
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The USA is NOT a democracy, it is a constitutional republic and it is important to know the difference.

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