Former Republican Rep. Barbara Comstock is urging her former colleagues in Congress to fortify a 9/11 Fee-style inquiry into the fatal, caution that in the event that they “do not do that in depth investigation, one thing like January 6 may just occur once more.”
Comstock’s challenge, as she wrote this week in a New York Instances op-ed, is to get extra of her fellow Republicans to fortify a January 6 fee and “forestall fearing” the determine she blames for fueling the riots on the Capitol — former President Donald Trump.
She mentioned on CBSN on Thursday that Mr. Trump is “now not the way forward for the birthday party,” and believes that deciding on him because thewould imply Republicans “lose once more.”
“Why put money into any other loser? We wish to flip the web page. However the essential a part of turning the web page is not a partisan explanation why, this can be a public protection — it is nationwide safety. And historical past merits to grasp the entire involvement of the entire Trump White Area,” Comstock mentioned. “We shouldn’t have a unmarried report from the Trump White Area that I’m acutely aware of, about what went on on January 6.”
Comstock, who was once a vocal critic of the previous president when she was once in workplace till 2019, joined the circle of relatives of fallen Capitol Police officerin lobbying lawmakers to vote for a fee.
“Now we have tales, we have now issues that experience leaked out and proceed to, however we wish to get that complete documentary report — all of the texts, all of the telephone information — that display what was once occurring within the weeks main as much as January 6,” she mentioned.
Republican lawmakers who voted in prefer of the fee, like Senator Lisa Murkowski and Rep. Liz Cheney, were goals of grievance from their fellow birthday party contributors and the president himself.
However Comstock believes fortify for Mr. Trump, together with the Capitol rioters, comes from a small segment of the birthday party.
She blamed the previous president and his allies for his supporters’ movements, and warned it may well be worse down the road.
“Donald Trump isn’t letting cross of November 3. They began this entire motion now — Steve Bannon and Mike Flynn. They’re calling it the November 3 motion, claiming if you do not subscribe to that this was once a stolen election and all of those conspiracy theories, QAnon-type issues, that you are going to be burnt up of the birthday party,” Comstock mentioned. “That is very bad.”