Former Republican Rep. Barbara Comstock urges former congressional colleagues to support 9/11 Commission-style investigation into murder, warning that if they “don’t do this thorough investigation, something like January 6 could happen again.”
Comstock’s mission, as she wrote this week in a New York Times op-ed, is to get more of her fellow Republicans to support a Jan. 6 commission and “stop fearing” the character she accuses. for fueling the riots on Capitol Hill – former President Donald Trump.
She said Thursday on CBSN that Mr. Trump was “not the future of the party” and believed that selecting him aswould mean Republicans “lose again”.
“Why invest in another loser? We have to turn the page. But the important thing to turn the page is not a partisan reason, it’s public safety – it’s national security. And history deserves to be recognized. know the full involvement of everyone from Trump’s White House, “Comstock said.” We don’t have a single Trump White House document that I know of, on what happened on January 6. “
Comstock, who was a vocal critic of the former president when she was in office until 2019, has joined the family of the ousted Capitol Police officerby putting pressure on lawmakers to vote for a committee.
“We have stories, we have things that have leaked and continue, but we have to get this whole documentary record – all the texts, all the phone records – that show what happened in the weeks leading up to January 6, ” she said.
Republican lawmakers who voted in favor of the commission, such as Senator Lisa Murkowski and Representative Liz Cheney, have faced criticism from their party colleagues and the president himself.
But Comstock believes support for Mr. Trump, including the rioters on Capitol Hill, comes from a small section of the party.
She blamed the former president and his allies for the actions of his supporters, and warned it could be worse down the line.
“Donald Trump isn’t giving up on November 3. They’ve started this whole movement now – Steve Bannon and Mike Flynn. They call it the November 3 movement, claiming that if you don’t buy into it it was a stolen election. and all these conspiracy theories, QAnon-like things, that you’re going to be knocked out of the party, “Comstock said.” It’s very dangerous. “