Voters Blast Dem-Led Committee Against Trump; Chairman Downplays Criminal Referrals

Several voters have made their positions known regarding the Democrat-led committee and its public hearings on Jan. 6.

In short, they’re not impressed.

NBC News spoke with voters in politically volatile Washoe County, Nevada, and several voters said they view the committee as being politically motivated against Trump.

“Reprehensible,” said one voter.

“Disgusting,” said a second.

“It has everybody angry,” said a third.

“It might as well be impeachment No. 3 for Donald Trump,” said Judy Cameron, a Reno retiree. “This is their big push to get Donald Trump off the ballot.”

“NBC News talked to more than two dozen voters in both Washoe and Clark counties — the two most populous in Nevada — and found that the committee hearings that captivated Washington not only failed to persuade these voters but pushed them in the opposite direction,” NBC reported.

Committee Chairman Democrat Rep. Bennie Thompson was asked last week if the committee would be sending criminal referrals for Trump or others and he responded by saying the committee does not have that authority.

“No, you know, we’re going to tell the facts. If the Department of Justice looks at it and assumes that there’s something that needs further review, I’m sure they’ll do it,” Thompson said.

He was asked again and explained: “No, that’s not our job. Our job is to look at the facts and circumstances around January 6, what caused it, and make recommendations after that.”

In May, the Republican National Committee won a victory in a federal legal battle with the Democrat-run House Select Committee on Jan. 6.

According to The Hill, a federal appeals court has temporarily barred the panel from obtaining RNC documents pertaining to its fundraising efforts in the weeks leading up to Jan. 6, 2021.

A three-judge panel for the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals granted the RNC a temporary administrative injunction prohibiting third-party vendor Salesforce from turning over the party’s fundraising records to the select committee. The injunction will remain in effect until the judges decide the RNC’s emergency motion for a more lasting injunction, the panel said in a brief order.

“The purpose of this administrative injunction is to give the court sufficient opportunity to consider the emergency motion for an injunction pending appeal and should not be construed in any way as a ruling on the merits of that motion,” the panel said.

All three of the judges were appointed by President Donald Trump.


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