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Who chose the individuals being allowed to share the stage this Saturday with President Donald J. Trump at his Des Moines rally? That’s a valid question considering these facts…

President Donald J. Trump has routinely criticized the Jan. 6 Commisssion. And when 35 House Republicans voted in support of the Jan. 6 Commission, he called out those GOP members.

“See, 35 wayward Republicans — they just can’t help themselves. We have much better policy and are much better for the Country, but the Democrats stick together, the Republicans don’t,” he said in a statement. “They don’t have the Romney’s, Little Ben Sasse’s, and Cheney’s of the world. Unfortunately, we do. Sometimes there are consequences to being ineffective and weak. The voters understand!”

Congresswoman Mariannette Miller-Meeks is one of those 35 Republicans who voted in support of the Jan. 6 Commission. Miller-Meeks defended her vote on Fox News shortly after.

She said she voted for the commission because, on the day of the riot, she “visited with Capitol Police officers in the rotunda who had been assaulted, who had been pepper-sprayed, who were exhausted.”

“And I think we owe it to them since a lot of blame has been placed on them for security breaches, to find out what happened,” she said. “There’s also rumors of hierarchy within the House making that decision, and so I think we need to find out those things. It is bipartisan. There is equal representation, both sides. No member can be subpoenaed. And we can also look at other sources of riots that turn into violence.

“So I think, for those reasons we owe it to the Capitol Police, we owe it to members of Congress and we owe it to the public to understand what happened on Jan. 6 and then how to prevent it from happening in the future.”

Trump has criticized the Jan. 6 Commission for the way it has been handled by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

Despite Trump’s displeasure with the Republicans who voted in favor of the Jan. 6 Committee, Miller-Meeks is being allowed to share the stage with Trump at this Saturday’s rally in Des Moines.

In addition to the Jan. 6 Commission vote, Miller-Meeks voted to certify Joe Biden’s Electoral College win and her campaign manager/deputy chief of staff, Austin Harris, liked a tweet from Hillary Clinton celebrating the fact Trump was kicked off Twitter.

Prior to the 2016 Presidential Election, Miller-Meeks suggested Trump and Hillary Clinton were equally fit to be President. When asked if she believed Trump was fit to be President, she responded:

“As fit as Hillary Clinton. Both liars & corrupt. He did it legally, she broke laws, used government position & hurt national security.”

It would be interesting to know if President Trump knows Miller-Meeks is speaking and knows what she and her staff has said previously about him.

Who picked the speakers? Could have been Jeff Kaufmann, chair of the Republican Party of Iowa. Could have been Eric Branstad, Trump’s Iowa advisor for Save America. Could have been someone else.

One thing is certain — it is impossible to believe Trump did.

Author: Jacob Hall