As Americans packed their bags to travel on one of the slowest media days of the year, the Washington Post released a trial balloon. The House committee investigating the January 6 attack on the Capitol is considering asking the ever-eager Justice Department to open a criminal investigation into former President Trump.
Nobody denies that what happened on January 6 was a scar on our system of government. Things went from bad to worse within a few hours, and America was reduced to becoming a banana republic for the first time.
When Speaker Pelosi came up with the idea of a commission in the same mold as Watergate, it made sense. Who would not want to examine why so many ordinary citizens went to Washington DC to protest on that fateful day? Yes, the protests turned ugly, and five people died, but a profound explanation of why they happened, going back to the 2020 primary season, would be in the public interest.