How I learned to stop worrying and love the Jan. 6 committee

The same principle applies to many of the witnesses — all from the campaign or the White House — including Trump’s daughter Ivanka, a once-celebrated administration official. Former Atty. Gen. William Barr, long a hero in Trump world, surely broke some congressional hearing record for using the word “bullshit” to describe virtually all of Trump’s election fraud claims.

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Tucker Carlson and his prime-time Fox News colleagues may never give up the dream of convincing their audiences that there’s no “there” there, but Fox’s news side has covered the hearings as, well, news.

And while you might sometimes get the sense from Fox News that the big story out of these hearings is that Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) should have been seated on the panel to represent Team Abnormal, from what I’ve seen, the hosts and the legal experts, not to mention Rupert Murdoch’s other media properties, are perfectly content to let the underlying evidence and testimony go unrebutted, even if they call it “old news.”

In other words, most conservatives, borrowing a tactic from the Clinton impeachment, are arguing that we should “move on” from Trump’s misdeeds. I get why that bothers people — including me — but arguing that we should move on requires conceding the facts of what happened. And that alone would make these hearings worth it.

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