On Friday’s PBS NewsHour, anchor Judy Woodruff completed the week-in-review section by asking Washington Submit 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 is not only a “religious Catholic,” however a loyal constitutionalist.
CAPEHART: Effectively, I do suppose we’ll study so much. However the important thing factor that everybody one ought to remember is that, for Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who’s a deeply devoted individual, religious Catholic, her love of the Structure ranks up there as quantity two when it comes to 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 very 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 necessary 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 all the time idealists first and partisans someplace down the record!
David Brooks provided his tribute to “actually powerful” Liz Cheney, giving her the you-go-girl remedy:
BROOKS: Liz Cheney has a very powerful individual. To go in opposition to her personal chief and to just accept this appointment from Nancy Pelosi, that reveals she’s simply very powerful. And she or he 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 aspect of the committee, as a result of, in any other case, the Republicans can be silenced. Does he go and get tremendous hard-charging, fire-breathing right-wingers who will make Fox pleased and type of disrupt the entire works — what Elise Stefanik has turn into — or does he go along with individuals who really 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 stated “I do suppose 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 can be eagerly searching for it.