Congressman Tim Ryan (D-OH) said what a lot of the country is thinking today. If the GOP can’t cross the aisle to investigate an attack on their own workplace, then when will they ever come to a bipartisan agreement on anything? Before the votes were tallied in the House to authorize an investigation into the January 6 siege, Ryan made a brief, yet very impassioned statement on the House floor (watch above). He started by thanking the Republicans who did support the bill (there ended up being 35 of them). Then he went on to address those who voted against the bill:
“To the other 90% of our friends on the other side of the aisle, holy cow. Incoherence. No idea what you’re talking about. Benghazi, you guys chased the former Secretary of State all over the country, spent millions of dollars. We have people scaling the Capitol, hitting the Capitol Police with lead pipes across the head, and we can’t get bipartisanship. What else has to happen in this country? Cops, this is a slap in the face to every rank and file cop in the United States.
If we’re going to take on China, if we’re going to rebuild the country, if we’re going to reverse climate change, we need two political parties in this country that are both living in reality and you ain’t one of ’em.”
This should be every Democrat. We should all be as pissed as Tim Ryan. https://t.co/QGcBt4limd
— Bob Cesca (@bobcesca_go) May 19, 2021