Skip to comments.Pelosi Shuts Out Police Union (And The Truth) From 1/6 Commission
Posted on 07/29/2021 5:43:23 PM PDT by NoLibZone
If you think that the committee hearings on the 1/6 riot are anything more than political theater, you’re doing yourself a disservice.
So many tears shed—or at least people trying to shed them—during these hearings so far.
It makes one wonder what about the real agenda for this whole committee.
Congressman Jim banks has a theory for why Papathansiou and other officers’ voices are being shut out of the hearings, and it comes down to the fact that their testimony does not advance Pelosi’s narrative of Conservative violence.
Banks said, “At yesterday’s January 6th Select Committee hearing, we only heard Pelosi’s cherry-picked version of events because she shut out any voices that didn’t further her partisan narrative. One of the voices Democrats rejected was the head of the Capitol Police Union, Gus Papathanasiou, who is elected by rank-and-file officers to represent their views. Around 90% of USCP officers belong to the union.”
Banks said that he asked the committee’s Chairman, Bennie Thompson, if Papathanasiou could testify, but his request was ignored.
If the truth is the goal, shouldn’t every stone be turned?
A Tragedy “Years” In The Making Papathanasiou doesn’t even have a partisan agenda to push. He wants to highlight something that has been VERY wrong with the Capitol Hill police for a very long time, saying, “The police response to January 6th represents a disastrous collapse of leadership that was not simply an aberration confined to that one day. It was months and years in the making. To fully understand why our officers felt so abandoned, requires an understanding of how they came to be left uninformed and lacking in defenses when it mattered most – when an attack on the U.S. Capitol was being fully realized.”
The bitch set ‘em up.
He missed one important point. Set up by Dems , BLM, Antifa, with a little help from the FBI
Tucker mentioned the other night, the Capitol Police budget is bigger than the Detroit and Atlanta police departments
NOTHING is cheap in DC.
Only the best for the federal taxpayers....
“He missed one important point. Set up by Dems , BLM, Antifa, with a little help from the FBI”
Bingo.... nailed it and everyone knows it is what happened.
We’ve seen video of violent rioters, and we’ve seen testimony by capital police in tears over the violence, yet the people who’ve been sentenced so far weren’t particularly violent. They were more like trespassers. Why do we not know the names of the truly violent ones and why weren’t they the first to be sentenced?
The dirty bitch needs to recuse herself.
How did they get Idi Amin’s corpse animated for the hearing. And the cop with the neck tats.... Very professional.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.