MONDAY, JULY 26, 2021
TRUMP’S ONE-HUNDRED AND EIGHTY-SEVENTH DAY OUT-OF-OFFICE
AND TODAY WE’RE PUBLISHING OUR FIRST CONSERVATIVE CURMUDGEON
“PELOSI’S REICHSTAG FIRE”
The Reichstag fire (German: Reichstagsbrand, was an arson attack on the Reichstag building, home of the German parliament in Berlin, on Monday 27 February 1933, precisely four weeks after Adolf Hitler was sworn in as Chancellor of Germany.
The day after the fire, the Reichstag Fire Decree was passed. The Nazi Party used the fire as a pretext to claim that communists were plotting against the German government, which made the fire pivotal in the establishment of Nazi Germany.
Pelosi adds Republican to Jan. 6 committee
Kinzinger, a Trump critic, joins Cheney on panel
Hope Yen and Mary Clare Jalonick
WASHINGTON – House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday named a second Republican critic of Donald Trump, Rep. Adam Kinzinger, to a special committee investigating the Capitol riot and pledged that the Democratic-majority panel will ‘get to the truth.’ Kinzinger said he ‘humbly accepted’ the appointment even as his party’s leadership is boycotting the inquiry.
With the committee set to hold its first meeting, hearing from police officers who battled the rioters, Pelosi said it was imperative to learn what happened on Jan.6, when insurrectionists disrupted the congressional certification of Joe Biden’s presidential victory, and why the violent siege took place.
That mission, she said, must be pursued in a bipartisan manner to ensure ‘such an attack can never happen again.’
Kinzinger, R-Illinois, will bring ‘great patriotism to the committee’s mission: to find the facts and protect our Democracy,’ she said in a statement.
He joins Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming as the two committee’s Republicans, both selected by the opposition party leader. Kinzinger and Cheney were among the 10 House Republicans to vote for Trump’s second impeachment. They were the only two Republicans who voted to form the special committee.
There is a story, often told, that upon exiting the Constitutional Convention Benjamin Franklin was approached by a group of citizens asking what sort of government the delegates had created. His answer was: “A republic if you can keep it.”