While insurrectionist terrorist sympathizers like Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) have been standing up and speechifying on the House floor to denounce the idea of creating a commission to investigate the circumstances behind the January 6th violent invasion of the Capitol, at least one House Democrat is suitably outraged over the obstructionism of the party that is seemingly trying to gaslight America about exactly what happened that day and sweep the entire incident under the carpet.
Congressman Tim Ryan (D-OH) used his time before the House today to deliver a fiery and emotional speech condemning his Republican colleagues for their selfish opposition to establishing an independent commission to get to the truth about what happened that day and who exactly was behind the seditious attempt to prevent Joe Biden’s certification as the winner of the 2020 presidential election.
Rep. Ryan began his remarks by thanking the few GOP House members who have supported the proposal for the commission for their bipartisanship.
He then addressed “the other 90% of our friends on the other side of the aisle,” with an expletive that was safe enough to pass muster on the Disney Channel:
“Holy cow!”, he exclaimed.
Raising his voice to a shout, Representative Ryan continued with an assault on those Republicans opposed to investigating a riot that nearly destroyed our democracy.
“Incoherent!”, he shouted.
“No idea what you’re talking about!”, he accused the recalcitrant members of the GOP.
“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?!” Ryan continued his voice rising to a scream.
The Ohio congressman then hit the Republicans where he knew it would really hurt them — right in their supposedly unwavering support for the “thin blue line.”
“Cops!”, he shouted emotionally. “This is a slap in the face to every rank and file cop in the United States! If we’re gonna take on China, if we’re gonna rebuild the country, if we’re gonna reverse climate change, we need two political parties in this country that are both living in reality and you ain’t one of them,” he concluded emphatically before yielding his time.
Congressman Ryan’s righteous and well-justified indignation over the cowardly behavior of the majority of the Republican caucus in the House is a much-watch video for those seeking accountability for the violent assault on our democratic system of government.
You can watch it in all its glory in the video clip below.
Wow Tim Ryan has had enough pic.twitter.com/xAvjLikr6H
— Acyn (@Acyn) May 19, 2021
Bravo to Congressman Tim Ryan for his brave honesty and his willingness to confront the GOP for their selfish and — dare we say — treasonous behavior.
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Vinnie Longobardo is the Managing Editor of Occupy Democrats. He's a 35-year veteran of the TV, mobile & internet industries, specializing in start-ups and the international media business. His passions are politics, music, and art.