One knows which ones are part of the official MAGA movement, the ones who are on the inside, the ones who might well be controlled, by their reactions and their timing. Brit Hume is no journalist, nor even really a commentator. Like Tucker Carlson, Hume is a man on a mission. He is joining the chorus of people on the MAGA right who aren’t paying any attention to the fact that the witnesses are all Republicans and once Trump supporters, they’re entirely focused on the fact that the Committee is made up of people picked by Nancy Pelosi.
There are only several thousand things wrong with this complaint. You will recall that the House, including Kevin McCarthy, had agreed to a 100% split down the middle investigation, subpoena power, all of it. But it was vetoed by Donald Trump. TRUMP didn’t want the Republicans involved. And even then, we were told that the Republicans would do their own investigation, remember? They never got around to it.
Meanwhile, over in the Senate, the Republicans laid down 6 demands in order to have a 50-50 investigative committee. Democrats agreed to all six, leaving McConnell nowhere to hide, going from member to member, asking for a personal favor to vote against the committee.
So it takes a lot of brass to put out this tweet, as Brit Hume just did:
I’ve covered Washington for more than 50 years, including 11 years covering Congress specifically. I’ve never seen a committee all of whose members were chosen by one party, and where there is no cross-examination or any attempt to present both sides. https://t.co/7bjCm3O9Ez
— Brit Hume (@brithume) July 1, 2022
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The minute Brit Hume became a complete traitor to the country. pic.twitter.com/ScSink0pEG
— James Tate (@JamesTate121) July 1, 2022
Brit Hume has always been a lying moron. https://t.co/5moAaxdfDv
— Merrick The Lying Traitor Garland #1 in corruption (@luv2pleaz1) July 1, 2022
— Danthegeeman Tvvitter jail bird “До біса Путіна” (@danthegeeman) July 1, 2022
Hey Brit. It’s been all republicans testifying. Definitely one sided, just not in how you think it is.
And as you well know, Kevin McCarthy took his ball and went home.
You all sound nervous. https://t.co/LbQhDZlofy
— Adam Kinzinger🇺🇦🇺🇸✌️ (@AdamKinzinger) July 1, 2022
Kinzinger has been particularly devastating.
Brit Hume complains that the J6 committee isn’t telling “both sides.” But if the MAGA Republicans had any actual facts at their disposal, they could hold their own hearings on Fox News every night as a rebuttal to the House hearings. Call witnesses. Present evidence. Go ahead.
— Mark Jacob (@MarkJacob16) July 1, 2022
This is so intellectually dishonest that I’d expect it from Tucker Carlson not from a serious journalist like Brit Hume. You know damn well the Republicans McCarthy wanted to name to the committee were themselves involved in the insurrection being investigated. Since when do we https://t.co/h4BVg54hKA
— Perry’s Perspective🇺🇲 (@perryspeaks1) July 1, 2022
— Smite⚡️ (@7Veritas4) June 23, 2022
Brit Hume smug white Christo-fascist.
He lies for a living. pic.twitter.com/8Yc15OMG1y
— Ron Bruno (@RonBruno19) July 1, 2022
There are fascists among us. Strong ones.
[email protected], @JasonMiciak, with Nicole Hickman