The American Conservative Union will launch a website to direct people to an alternative narrative in response to the January 6 committee’s public hearings later this month.
Matt Schlapp, president of the ACU which organizes CPAC, said his site will be called J6 Facts and will aim to combat “propaganda” about the 2021 Capitol Riot.
“It’s a place to go and get the facts about” the Jan. 6 riots, Schlapp told The Washington Times.
The website is expected to go live Thursday ahead of the prime-time hearing of a Democratic-led panel that will feature two witnesses — a Capitol police officer who was injured in the riot and a British filmmaker who documented the Proud Boys.
Mr Schlapp said the site, which will be run by a group of political operatives, will respond to complaints in real time and compare the response to the riot to other events, such as the 2020 anti-racism protests.
“You can learn about the times when those same Democrats advocated for violence,” Schlapp said.
The president also described the committee’s work as a “de facto third impeachment” for former President Donald Trump and an attack on conservatives.
Schlapp also said Republicans had no say on the committee, calling Representatives Liz Cheney of Wyoming and Adam Kinzinger of Illinois RINOs (Republicans in name only) who are not representative of the GOP and the conservative movement.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi rejected the party’s first nominees to serve on the committee. Since then, Ms. Cheney and Mr. Kinzinger aside, Republicans have formed a united front against the work of the committee, which they see as a political weapon against them.
House GOP members have been sending counter messages all week about the hearing, accusing Democrats of pushing committee work on Jan. 6 to avoid talking about other issues like inflation and rising prices. gasoline.
“Democrats are using Jan. 6 to avoid accountability for the worst inflation since 1981, record gas prices that have doubled since Biden took office, historic crime and open borders,” said House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, Republican of California.
Democrats, meanwhile, are adamant that the hearings will reignite public interest in how the riot unfolded last year, and teased that their ‘mountain of evidence’ will uncover new reports that the attack was coordinated by the Trump White House.
This week, the panel “begins to share evidence of the chilling domestic plan to cancel the 2020 election and block the constitutional transfer of power. America will see images and recordings that we have documenting the dangerous extremist aggression against our constitutional order,” said Rep. Jamie Raskin, Democrat of Maryland and member of the committee.
The panel’s first public hearing in nearly a year will air live on major traditional networks and most major cable news outlets, except Fox News Channel, though the Fox Business Network will air it with the Network’s streaming site and any Affiliate who wishes.
The hearing will begin at 8 p.m. and will mark the start of a month-long series of public hearings, which is expected to take testimony from Trump administration staffers and potentially family members like Ivanka Trump and Jared. Kushner.
At the end of its work, the commission will write a final report on its findings on how the riot occurred.