On Friday’s PBS NewsHour, anchor Judy Woodruff completed the week-in-review phase by asking Washington Put up columnist Jonathan Capehart and New York Occasions columnist David Brooks concerning the Democrats making a choose committee on the January 6 Capitol riot. Capehart took out a bucket of rhetorical sugar, insisting Speaker Nancy Pelosi isn’t just a “religious Catholic,” however a loyal constitutionalist.
CAPEHART: Nicely, I do assume we’ll study lots. However the important thing factor that everybody one ought to take note is that, for Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who’s a deeply trustworthy individual, religious Catholic, her love of the Structure ranks up there as quantity two by way of her — what she strongly believes in.
And for her, as a member of Congress representing a district in California, as a constitutional officer, as speaker of the Home, for her, her allegiance an oath to the Structure is inviolable. And the truth that individuals stormed the Capitol on a extremely sacred, sacred day and sacred course of for American democracy, certifying the election, it was an affront to her as an American and an affront to her because the speaker of the Home.
It was an vital course of, however now it is partisan. The party-line vote proves it. Capehart insisted “anybody who thinks that that is solely a partisan train does not actually perceive who she is and why she is doing it.” The liberals are at all times idealists first and partisans someplace down the listing!
David Brooks provided his tribute to “actually powerful” Liz Cheney, giving her the you-go-girl remedy:
BROOKS: Liz Cheney has a extremely powerful individual. To go towards her personal chief and to simply accept this appointment from Nancy Pelosi, that reveals she’s simply very powerful. And he or she has determined that her — it is her oath to defend the Structure, to look into that what occurred on January 6. And extra energy to her.
As to what the Republican chief, Kevin McCarthy, does, I am intrigued. Does he go — I assume he’ll employees his facet of the committee, as a result of, in any other case, the Republicans will likely be silenced. Does he go and get tremendous hard-charging, fire-breathing right-wingers who will make Fox blissful and form of disrupt the entire works — what Elise Stefanik has turn into — or does he go along with individuals who truly voted to certify the Biden election? I think about he’ll go along with the hard-chargers, and we’ll get one thing of a political theater.
Even so, Brooks mentioned “I do assume we’ll study stuff, simply from witnesses, simply from the back-and-forth of politics.” A part of that political back-and-forth is the liberal media gorging on the story. If there’s partisan benefit to be gained, the liberal media will likely be eagerly searching for it.