You know, the more I watch of this unraveling scandal of the GOP congress critters pre-emptive participation in the January 6th Capitol insurrection by conducting reconnaissance tours for insurrectionists, the more pissed off I get. mainly because they’re treating the rest of us like their own voters!
They’re all over the place. As I wrote earlier, GOP congressman Barry Loudermilk has been all over the place. First, he didn’t conduct any tours on that day. When that fell apart, then fine, he did a tour, but it was local rubes from his district who had never been to Washington before, so he showed them the Capitol. When that didn’t fly, he fell back on, Well, none of the places he took them to were breached on January 6th, and no tour members had been arrested in conjunction with the riot.
Let me ask y’all a question. Have you ever been a tourist before? I grew up an airline brat, and worked for United Airlines for 20 years, so I spent most of my life as a tourist. Believe me, I can do tourist with my eyes closed, and I guess most of you can too.
And as lifelong tourists, we can all rely on our own life experiences. And if we’re first time visitors to Washington DC, especially with an expert guide like a sitting US congressman, I think I know what we’d want to see. We’d want to see the Rotunda, we’d want to see the Hall of Statues, we’d want to go up to the gallery and look down on the House of Representatives, even if it wasn’t in session.
What we wouldn’t want to see was was a bunch of boring hallways to congressman’s offices tunnels, stairways, and a tram station. Loudermilk claimed that the kids of his constituents family wanted to see the tram that takes congress critters to and from the Capitol, but there were no kids present in the surveillance video the J6 committee released.
The GOP House are total morons! If you go to the Grand Canyon, do you want to take video and pictures of the restrooms and the gift shop, especially if you have a park guide? Of course not! But here’s a prediction for you, and you can hold me to it. When this latest explanation falls apart, the GOP House will fall back on the old saw that it’s a Liberal Democratic witch hunt to make them look bad before the midterms! Mark my words. The Michigan GOP candidate for Governor, who got busted by the FNI for J6 crimes tweeted out two words, Political Prisoner!
The GOP has folded itself purely into itself. It no longer cares what anybody else thinks, it is busy purely trying to please it’s Trump base. And as a result, it’s treating the rest of us like morons. Let’s see how that turns out.