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Tuberville wants a fair investigation into U.S. Capitol riot and is willing to testify under oath

America definitely needs an official recounting of what happened at the U.S. Capitol on January 6.

But is Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) providing the appropriate venue for that recounting after attempting to impeach former President Donald Trump over this matter?

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) says she is not, calling it an “inquiry with a hard-wired partisan slant would never be legitimate in the eyes of the American people,” and, “an undertaking that is uneven or unjust would not help our country.”

McConnell wants an investigation, and America deserves it.

U.S. Senator Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) has found himself in the middle of a lot of speculation on this matter and, during a Thursday appearance on WVNN’s “The Dale Jackson Show,” shared he would “be glad to testify” under oath in a fair process to explain what happened.

“I’d be glad to get up there,” Tuberville stated. “I’d like to say a few things up there about what went on.”

He noted there are failures and said we need to get to the bottom of the situation.

“[I]t was a terrible, tragic situation, but it was handled the wrong way starting with Nancy Pelosi, the sergeant of arms, and obviously, we didn’t get the intel from the FBI. … Bottom line is it’s just a terrible, drastic situation in the people’s house,” he added.

My takeaway:

Tommy Tuberville’s willingness to discuss this under oath is an important step.

He has been accused, without evidence, of many things regarding this terrible event.

All of the articles are opinion pieces and attacks:

Headline: Trump appointee says Tuberville met with Trump family, advisers on eve of Capitol attack

Article: Sen. Tommy Tuberville, through a spokeswoman, denied attending the Jan. 5 meeting. Facebook and Instagram posts appear to tell a different story.

But they don’t tell a different story. They show he was at the hotel, a place where Trump supporters go in Washington, D.C.

It is telling that you cannot find a straight news story on this matter.

Being at Trump’s hotel doesn’t put him in that meeting, and the idea that it was about planning an insurrection is baseless.

He clearly wants to clear the air. He should.

Tuberville, McConnell and many others want to get to the bottom of this, and it needs to be done fairly.

Attempts to smear Tuberville, Trump, U.S. Representative Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville) and others as responsible for that event will continue to be unhelpful and divisive.

Every American deserves a full recounting of this event. But it needs to be done right.


Dale Jackson is a contributing writer to Yellowhammer News and hosts a talk show from 7-11 AM weekdays on WVNN and on Talk 99.5 from 10AM to noon.