A conservative group is looking for a bipartisan fee to carry to account the GOP lawmakers who “summoned the mob” forward of the lethal U.S. Capitol riot.
The Republican Accountability Project’s new on-line spot begins with footage of Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) acknowledging there “is real concern among a number of members of my own party” about such an investigation.
Cheney was ousted from her GOP House management position on Thursday for refusing to again ex-President Donald Trump’s election conspiracies.
The video then cuts to clips of Republican lawmakers peddling Trump’s falsehoods following the 2020 election.
“More bad behavior is what we need,” declares Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) in a single bit. “We can’t allow it to just transfer power peacefully and allow Joe Biden to become president,” says conspiracy-endorsing Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.). Video of Sens. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) backing Trump’s rhetoric additionally seem.
The spot concludes with Cheney saying a fee would threaten “people in my party who may have been playing a role they should not have been playing.” It features a name to signal a petition demanding the investigation, which Republicans have to this point resisted given Trump’s position in whipping up his supporters forward of the violence. A deal on a fee could be struck next week although, NBC News reported Tuesday.
“While hundreds of rioters have been arrested and charged, the people tasked with protecting our institutions must account for why the mob breached the Capitol during the very hour Joe Biden’s election was being certified by Congress,” the group, which is a part of the never-Trump group Defending Democracy Together, wrote on its web site.
It’s “the only way to set the record straight about what happened, why, and who bears responsibility,” it added.
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