You ain’t seen nothing yet, the best is yet to come Frank Sinatra
Tonight’s J6 committee hearing by far exceeded every expectation. But outside of all of the bombshell testimony, the J6 committee dropped one last bombshell. There will be more public hearings in September.
Which has to be nothing but a dagger to the heart of Mitch McConnell and Kevin McCarthy. They have literally been dying for these things to be over with. Especially since a recent poll showed that independent voters have gone up 9% believing that Trump attempted a coup. Welcome to the midterms, guys.
But here’s the thing. If there is one reason that these hearings will continue on into September, and possible beyond, it’s because of one person. Former Mark Meadows assistant Cassidy Hutchinson. Her courageous testimony in public opened the spigot in two ways.
First of all, Hutchinson’s brave testimony, in which she mentioned former White House Counsel Pat Cipollone so many times that you’d think they lived together, it put the pressure on. Specifically on Pat Cipollone. How could he continue to hide behind spurious claims of privilege following Hutchinson putting herself out there. He couldn’t, and his testimony has been prominently featured in 2 consecutive hearings.
But she did something more important. Cassidy was a mid level west wing staffer. And her testimony blew the doors off of the committee. Which led more west wing staffers to cast their memories back, think about everything they heard and saw in their service, and wonder if it just might be important to the committee, and according to the committee, now they’re coming forward.
And it’s all fresh. According to both Bennie Thompson and Liz Cheney, the committee will be working through the August break to evaluate the new data and testimony. No rest for the weary.
And in September, they’ll be back! Right at the start of the serious midterm election season. And polling already shows that at least 65% of Americans are tuning in to at least some of the televised hearings. It’s only going to get worse for the GOP, and the more Trump election deniers that make it top the general election, the harder the GOP road with independents gets to hoe. Don’t touch that dial.