Rep. Tim Ryan
(D-Ohio) didn't let up much after delivering an impassioned House
floor rebuke of Republicans
who voted against a commission
to investigate the Jan. 6 riot at the United States Capitol
Ryan stood firm on CNN
's "New Day" on Thursday morning. In his viral
speech the day before, he chastised Republican members of the House, the majority of whom voted against forming a bipartisan panel to investigate the attack
led by supporters of former President Donald Trump
“I vented last night, so I feel a little bit better,” Ryan said on CNN. “It’s ridiculous. These guys are getting all wrapped around the axle, twisted up in knots trying to figure out how to spin this thing. This isn’t about spinning.”
He targeted Republicans in particular for actively attempting to whitewash the reality of the insurgency, which resulted in five deaths and the brutal assault on multiple police
“These guys are getting wrapped around the axle, twisted up in knots, trying to figure out how to spin this thing,” Democratic Rep. @TimRyan says of Republican lawmakers opposing the commission to investigate the Jan. 6 insurgency.https://t.co/zGccpLOgIT
pic.twitter.com/Je8IYQWHWJ— New Day (@NewDay) May 20, 2021
“You're ignoring what happened to these cops and their families; you're ignoring the fact that a cop, two cops, committed suicide
. I mean, come on, how could you ignore this?” he asked.
“Everyone is aware of what is going on here, and it simply reaffirms that the Republican Party
is not a serious political party at the moment.”
He believes that the country requires two major political parties to engage in thoughtful debates about major issues such as health care
and economic recovery.
“Right now, we have one who is living in a world of delusion, and it is a slap in the face to the American people
,” he said.
The bill passed the House on Wednesday by a vote of 252-175, with 35 Republicans joining Democrats
in support of the commission. Its fate is unknown in the Senate
, where Minority Leader Mitch McConnell
(R-Ky.) has already stated his opposition.