Chairman Thompson (D) told reporters that there will be
no criminal referral, saying "that's not our job." Murphy (D) agrees.
Cheney (R) is adamant that they should issue a criminal referral. Luria
(D) agrees with Cheney.
It's insane that this is even up for debate. Twitler and his co-conspirators committed crimes and need to be prosecuted by the Justice Dept. If the Committee doesn't do a criminal referral to Justice then it makes it less likely the timid Attorney General will do so.
The argument is over political risk. To hell with the risk to your personal political career. Cheney is throwing hers away because democracy is at stake here. And Democrats need to realize that too. An insurrection against our country needs to be prosecuted and legally punished to the maximum lest it happen again.
And make no mistake the fascists are continuing with that plan. As the distinguished conservative witness, retired federal judge Luttig, said Thursday that "the former President and his allies" are a "clear and present danger" to democracy because "they would attempt to overturn that 2024 election in the same way that they attempted to overturn the 2020 election."
Pressure the Committee to make the criminal referral!