It’s undeniable that Trump is entrenched in the party establishment and figures like McCarthy are loyal lieutenants who champion his smashmouth approach to politics. It’s clear Republican leaders are willing to go to extraordinary lengths to hold on to their power even if this means tearing down the pillars of our democracy along the way. Rather than seek to correct what happened on January 6, the GOP is hoping the memory of the attack fades into the distance by 2022.
Democracy deserves better than this. If we can’t get bipartisan support for an investigation into January 6 and agree on the facts, there is little chance members of Congress can accomplish anything else.