The idea behind Who Won the Week is to give you the opportunity to select who (or what) you think “won” this past week. Your selection can be anyone or anything — politicians, celebrities, athletes, authors, bloggers, your friends or family members, books, movies, TV shows, businesses, organizations, whatever.
At the risk of being predictable, my Who Won the Week designation this week goes to the House Select Committee that is investigating the January 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol by Trump’s MAGA-maniacis. The committee held the first of its public, televised hearings this past Thursday evening and it was must see TV.
Thursday’s hearing was the first in a series this month that will highlight the findings of the panel’s investigation, which included interviews with more than 1,000 people about how Trump and his team tried to overturn the results of the 2020 election on multiple fronts.
The committee played a compilation of some of the most disturbing footage from the January 6 attack. It showed some never-before seen material, including a birds-eye view footage from security cameras that showed the enormous pro-Trump mob as it started swarming the Capitol grounds.
The footage also showed how the crowd took its cues directly from Trump, with one rioter reading a Trump tweet on a megaphone for the other rioters to hear. In that tweet, Trump criticized Pence for announcing that he would not overturn the results of the 2020 election while presiding over the joint session of Congress to certify Joe Biden’s win.
Supposedly 19 million people watched the prime time hearing on Thursday night and I can’t imagine how anyone watching could not have been moved and could have any remaining doubts whatsoever about the fact that Trump was behind a well-planned, organized, orchestrated, and deliberate attempt to interfere with the peaceful transition of power in the United States and to instigate what amounted to a seditious insurrection.
Unfortunately, Fox News decided to not cover the live hearing, and it’s Fox News viewers who really needed to watch it.
What about you? Who (or what) do you think won the week?
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