House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s Jan 6. commission could face insurmountable pushback from voters as testimony before the committee continues, according to The New York Post.
The Post reported that there is a consistent downward trend in the percentage of voters that blame former President Donald Trump and Republicans for the riots that ended in multiple deaths.
“Among voters of all parties, 53 percent supported the investigation, down from 66 percent in the survey in June and 58 percent just a week ago. Four out of five Democrats were in favor, while only a quarter of Republicans were, along with half of independents,” the Post reported.
“Only 49 percent of those polled said they had watched all or even part of the committee hearing that dominated the news cycle on Tuesday.”
This news after police officers who were attacked during the Capitol Hill riots testified before the House select committee, which, according to a Morning Consult poll, turned more likely voters against the probe than were brought around to the Democratic side.
Leading up to the much-anticipated probe, Pelosi made headlines by rejecting two members appointed to the committee by Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA)
She justified her decision by saying that Reps. Jim Banks (R-IN) and Jim Jordan of (R-OH) would harm the “integrity of the investigation.”
The two republicans on the panel are Reps. Liz Cheney of (R-WY) and Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), both of whom have had their loyalty questioned by Republicans.
Whether this is just a temporary setback for Democrats or Americans are losing patience with the newest left martyrdom act, it’s clear that Pelosi doesn’t have the control over public opinion she might think she has.