Watch: Pelosi Goes Rogue Going Forward With January 6 Committee, ‘Everyone Knows The Power Of The Speaker’
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is determined to keep the January 6 investigation alive despite Republicans in the Senate blocking the bill.
During an appearance with “State of the Union” host Dana Bash Pelosi touted her power.
“So let’s talk about January 6 and getting to the bottom of what happened there,” Bash said. “As you well know, Senate Republicans blocked your proposal for a commission, bipartisan commission to investigate. You have vowed to get answers no matter what. Are you at the point where you are going to appoint a select committee to do so?”
“A week ago I was asked to give it another week. So I’ll see by Monday if the Senate believes that they could — those who are working in a bipartisan way can get three more votes,” Pelosi responded.
Bash followed up and asked, “Assuming the commission doesn’t pass, are you saying by Monday, which is tomorrow, you’ll announce a select committee?”
“No, I’m not going to announce anything tomorrow. I want to see what their response is and then review it with my conference,” Pelosi responded.
“It sounds like you’re getting closer to it,” Bash responded.
“It’s an option, and everybody knows the power of the Speaker to do that. So I would hope that that would motivate them to say, let’s go a different place. But the question arises, what the Republicans in the Senate are so afraid of the truth? Why are they so afraid of the truth?” Pelosi said.
Bash then asked, “Why do you think they’re afraid of the truth?”
“You’d have to ask them,” Pelosi said. “They know where the roads might lead in terms of some of them individually. And, of course, the former president of the United States who incited an insurrection. I think it’s cowardice, and I think it’s cowardice just to oppose a former president. But it is also concern about what it says about them.”
A couple of observations:
- You would need a chainsaw to get through the makeup on Pelosi.
- Is the pandemic over now? Pelosi is in studio.