McCarthy made it clear in the five Republican members of Congress he proposed to the House select committee formed to investigate the Capitol uprising. The Five: Republicans Jim Jordan of Ohio, Jim Banks of Indiana, Rodney Davis of Illinois, Kelly Armstrong of North Dakota, and Troy Nehls of Texas.
So here is.
What Jordan’s presence on the committee assures then is that it will be a circus. Jordan will try to focus on disproved conspiracy theories that Antifa was involved in the January 6 riots. He will intimidate witnesses brought in by Democrats to testify about their memories of that day. He will stand up for Trump despite the former president’s clear involvement in inciting the Jan.6 crowd and his reluctance to speak out immediately when it became clear the protests had turned violent.
In short: Jordan will cover things up. It will make it impossible for the average American looking to understand the insurgency to do so. He will throw anything and everything to the wall in an attempt to distract people from the underlying facts of that day.
And, not for nothing, these facts are as follows: A mob overwhelmed the police and stormed the United States Capitol in an attempt to stop the Electoral College certification. In the process, more than 100 police officers were injured. Five people died as a result of the insurgency. And more than 500 people have now been charged for their role in the riot that day.
Which is a shame. Because ignoring January 6 greatly increases the chances that we will have another day like this in the not-so-distant future.