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The House select committee needs to understand all the details about efforts inside the previous administration to delay the certification of the 2020 election and amplify misinformation about the election results, we need to understand Mr. Clark's role in these efforts at the Justice Department and learn who was involved across the administration The House select committee expects Jeffrey Clark to cooperate fully with The Select Committee investigation.
I’m pleased that Ms. Cheney has agreed to serve as the select committee’s Vice Chair, we are fortunate to have a partner of such strength and courage, and I look forward to continuing our work together as we uncover the facts, tell the American people the full story of January 6th, and ensure that nothing like that day ever happens again.
Representative Cheney has demonstrated again and again Representative Cheney commitment to getting answers about January 6th, ensuring accountability, and doing whatever it takes to protect democracy for the American people. Representative Cheney leadership and insights have shaped the early work of the Select Committee and this appointment underscores the bipartisan nature of this effort, we are fortunate to have a partner of such strength and courage, and I look forward to continuing our work together as we uncover the facts, tell the American people the full story of January 6th, and ensure that nothing like that day ever happens again.
I would say that we'll do this work as long as it takes to complete it. Flexibility is important, if we run into significant resistance, then obviously it will take longer, i would love to say we would be able to finish it within a reasonable period of time. But for those of us who had a ringside seat on January 6, it was very damaging to the worldview of who we are as Americans. And we have to fix that worldview.
No one is exempt from the review of Homeland Security Committee. And without saying,' We will do this to former President Donald Trump,' or some other individual, I will trust the professional investigation that will be conducted. I will trust the people who are tasked with the responsibility of a deep dive into the scope and circumstances that got us to January 6, and if in fact they bring to us that information, that says' you need to do this,' there is absolutely no reluctance on my part as chair to issue the subpoena.
I have no problem working with my House Republican colleagues. I have developed what I think is a reasonable temperament in trying to get things done, i tend not to be a bomb thrower. I give people on my committee the opportunity to express their opinion. If they want to spend their five minutes being stupid, that's to the detriment of the constituents they represent, but we go forward.
We've always talked to the brass or the people who would have been in charge on that day who are no longer with the Capitol Police, but we've not talked to the Capitol Police -- the people who were sprayed with bear spray, the people who were called the N-word, the people who were called traitors. They need to tell Homeland Security Committee what they experienced, we think Homeland Security Committee's instructive for the committee to hear, but also Homeland Security Committee sets the right tone for why Homeland Security Committee's so important that we do this work.
Our experiences say that when people want to harm us, they don't ask party affiliation, they don't ask what part of the country you're from, they don't ask your gender, or anything like that -- they just want to harm Americans. So it's been our philosophy that since we have to protect American from foreign and domestic terrorists so to speak then it is in our best interest to be bipartisan.
This Facebook group is beyond sexist and racist -- This Facebook group is truly abhorrent and shameful, and there is no excuse for this depraved behavior, the agents found to be responsible for these vile comments should no longer have the privilege of representing the United States of America in uniform.
( F) ew Americans know much about what exactly the federal government is doing to prevent domestic terrorism, there's an urgent need for robust, centralized, and transparent federal data to inform counterterrorism policymaking -- and Americans deserve to know exactly how their government is allocating resources to understanding the confronting the scourge of domestic terrorism.
Worse yet, they did not fix the error when it was discovered months before the election, the money that the agency needlessly and erroneously paid the campaigns is sorely needed to help fund critical Secret Service activities that have faced recent budget cuts -- including investigations into cyber and financial crimes.
Based on your press releases this week, you would think the most important homeland security problem facing the nation is a handful of Central Americans moving through Mexico, that does not make it so. ... Better to distract the American people from the very real issues facing the department and perhaps from the President's own problems too.
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