Happy Memorial Day
Today, on Memorial Day, as we honor the military personnel who sacrificed their lives to protect our freedom and our democracy, it is particularly distressing that the Republicans in Congress lack the courage to investigate one of the darkest days in our country's history--the storming of the nation's capitol on Jan. 6.
This letter appeared in today's San Francisco Chronicle.
Truth in Short Supply with Republican Leaders
It’s clear that the Republican leadership doesn’t want the truth to come out about the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol. They can’t even keep their farcical claims straight. Some GOP senators say the protest was non-threatening, “like a tourist visit.” But five people died. And tourists don’t bring bats, poles, bear spray and body armor. Other Republicans say the rioters were antifa and Black Lives Matter protesters posing as MAGAs. But the FBI and even the insurrectionists themselves have shot down that phony excuse.
As for the Republican “leaders,” both House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell initially condemned the insurrection and placed the blame squarely on former President Donald Trump for inciting the violence. Now they shamelessly follow the dictates of the defeated, disgraced, twice-impeached lying loser in Mar-a-Lago.
It would be nice to know the truth, and whether any GOP congressmen were involved. But truth has been in short supply on the Republican side of the aisle since November 2016.
Gary Cavalli, Danville