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Meet James Comer: Insurrectionists’ Ally

Dec 20, 2022

All this month, the Congressional Integrity Project is introducing one of Donald Trump’s staunchest allies – Representative James Comer. Just last month, the American people rejected the extreme MAGA agenda and said they want our leaders to focus on solving the real problems they face. But MAGA Republicans aren’t listening. As soon as they won the House, they immediately turned to the Trump playbook of political attacks, stunts, and partisan warfare. Investigations under the new Republican-led committees will be conducted following the Trump playbook: divisive and politically motivated attacks on President Biden, his family, and his administration at any cost, all to increase Comer’s own power to pursue the radical agenda of his MAGA allies. 

James Comer, who perpetuated bogus accusations of voter fraud and election integrity similar to Trump’s “Big Lie,” attempted to block investigations into the January 6th attack. He even opposed the bipartisan proposal to establish an independent commission to protect the U.S. Capitol and prevent future attempts to stop the peaceful transfer of power. 

  • Comer Voted Against the Bipartisan Proposal to Establish an Independent Commission to  Investigate the January 6th Attack on the U.S. Capitol. On May 19, 2021, Rep. James Comer (R-KY) voted against the bipartisan proposal to establish an  independent “National Commission to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the U.S. Capitol.” [U.S. House of Representatives, 117th Congress, Roll Call Vote #153, 5/19/21]
  • Comer Voted Against the Final Establishment of the Select Committee to Investigate the  January 6th Attack on the U.S. Capitol. On June 30, 2021, Rep. Comer voted against “Establishing the Select Committee to  Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol.” [U.S. House of  Representatives, 117th Congress, H. Res 503, Roll Call Vote #197, 6/30/21
  • Rep. James Comer Called Bipartisan January 6th Committee Hearings a “Political Stunt” and “Illegitimate.” Comer has expressed his opposition to the bipartisan January 6th Committee calling it a “political stunt” and “illegitimate.” “Now some people might think that a congressional panel investigating a former president’s role in upending a legitimately conducted national election by urging a rowdy crowd of his followers to march on the Capitol, where a riot and an ultimately unsuccessful insurrection ensued, might be worth the time and trouble of the House of Representatives, of which he is a member. Not Comer. ‘…this is all a political stunt,’ Comer told Fox Business News on June 9. ‘This has nothing to do with any informative investigative research done by this illegitimate committee. This is all about politics. This is a big show.’” [Northern Kentucky Tribune (Opinion), 7/1/22]

The American people deserve the truth about what happened on January 6th, but they wouldn’t be able to get it if James Comer had his way. With his voice and his vote, Comer has tried to protect the insurrectionists from scrutiny and accountability. Comer, the Insurrectionists’ Ally, surrendered to the violent mob.