The House of Representatives select committee today commenced its investigation into the January 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. The day’s proceeding was dominated by the emotional opening testimony of police officers who were present during the pro-Trump attack. But conservative cable outlet Newsmax, which infamously blamed the insurrection on anti-fascist activists as it was occurring, now dismissed the investigation as a farce.
This time, Newsmax broke its live coverage of the proceedings to allow former Texas state Rep. Rick Green to falsely blame the violence of January 6 on “FBI informants, antifa, BLM -- very radical anti-Trump people.” Green also promulgated the common conservative talking point of blaming Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi for the violence on January 6.
Host John Bachman also cast doubt on the committee, saying it “does not look like a fair and balanced proceeding.”
After finishing an interview with two men charged for participating in the insurrection, Bachman said their words were “definitely a different perspective on the events that day than what we heard from this obviously biased panel.”
Finally, host Joe Pinion dismissed the entire commission as a “kangaroo court.”