Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) said the evidence is being preserved so others can take over the 1/6 investigation if Democrats lose the House.
Video of Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) on Meet The Press:
Transcript via: Meet the Press:
So if the Democrats hold the Senate, you’ll find out in December? If the Democrats hold the Senate or the Democrats lose the House, do you send your investigative documents to the Judiciary Committee and to Dick Durbin?
REPRESENTING. JAMIE RASKIN:
Well, we’ll make sure our investigative materials are made public and available for the future. And we will preserve them. We are not going to allow them to be destroyed.
But from what I understand, the investigation, I was told that you have so much evidence that you can’t finish this by the end of the calendar year. You need more time. The president could create a committee by decree to complete this work. And Liz Cheney won’t be in Congress, maybe she’s one of the co-chairs. Are you doing this to preserve this investigation?
REPRESENTING. JAMIE RASKIN:
See. It would have been much better if Donald Trump hadn’t gotten Republicans in the House to veto the creation of an independent commission, 9/11 style. But we will make sure that all the evidence is preserved. But the main thing is this Wednesday at 1 p.m. And in our report, we want America to understand that there was a premeditated and deliberate blow to American democracy to override the will of the people. And the forces that backed that up are still there and would gladly do it again. And many of them are running for high office, like Mastriano in Pennsylvania. These are people who deny elections and basically want their party to win, no matter who won the election.
Losing the house may not be the end of the 1/6 investigation. Biden could create a committee to continue the work, and if Democrats retain the Senate, they could use the evidence to continue or expand the House investigation.
House Republicans say they will investigate the inquiry if they win a majority, but that effort is likely to gain very little traction with the press and public, as recent years have shown general skepticism toward the openly partisan surveys that Republicans used to conduct. in the House as Benghazi.
The bad news for Trump and his co-conspirators is that even if the Republicans take control of the House, the investigations are not going to stop, and the foundations that were laid by the 1/6 committee could serve as the basis for future investigations. .
Mr. Easley is the editor. He is also a member of the White House press pool and a congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason holds a bachelor’s degree in political science. His graduate studies focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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