The House hearing on the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol is another divisive, partisan, Democrat-led action. Like the two Democratic impeachment efforts to remove President Donald Trump, where the president himself and Republican defense were denied documents and witnesses and Democrats had secret sessions, the Republicans were not allowed to choose their representatives for the hearings.
Speaker Pelosi has exceeded her authority by rejecting the selected representatives, and did so before in an unprecedented way with the process used for the impeachment hearings and in removing a Republican from all of her committees.
The early hearings with police and security officers stressed the problems with the rioters and surely drew sympathy from most people. Forgotten, however, was the total disregard for the officers who were injured and all the people killed during the countrywide Black Lives Matter protests. These protests saw a police station and numerous businesses get destroyed, as well as many people fear for their lives.
This is still the United States of America, and congressional hearings should be nonpartisan, with both Democrats and Republicans allowed their witnesses and treated fairly.
MARVIN L. HOOVIS