To the Editor:
I believe the opinions the Herald has run lately from theÂ Washington PostÂ need some â€śpush backâ€ť.Â
On July 6, Sargent and Waldman of theÂ PostÂ opined that the absence of GOP input will add â€śintegrityâ€ť to the select committee examining the January 6 â€śinsurrection.â€ť That approach is similar to proposing a trial where only the prosecution is represented since the â€śselect committeeâ€ť permitted by Speaker Pelosi is hardly impartial.Â With her control of who can serve, only those with her predisposition are being allowed. This obviously will ensure findings she wants.Â Â But the foundation of our justice system is advocacy, where justice will arise from challenges between prosecution and defense.Â By rejecting committee members not sharing her views, Pelosi has formed a committee of yes-men (and women) supporting her agenda. That is not integrity.
Then on July 29, theÂ Postâ€™s Jennifer Rubin gleefully observes (to her) that the â€śselect committeeâ€ť has â€śalready exceeded all expectationsâ€ť.Â My, my, after only six days, too!Â This is her belief, but it is not mine.
Who shot and killed Air Force veteran Ashli Babbitt as she crawled through a broken window? Was lethal force necessary? Must we discount Donald Trumpâ€™s urging his supporters to be â€śpeacefulâ€ť and â€śmaintain law and orderâ€ť?Â WillÂ the committeeÂ beÂ made up only of people who want to hang Trump out to dry? Will justice be served?Â Â I doubt it.