The January 6 Committee has many problems, asserts Peter Van Buren of The Spectator. It appears that they are overly eager to paint protesters and Republicans as dangerous or criminal. In particular, they appear to be trying to undermine Donald Trump's 2024 presidential campaign with these accusations. They should indict the accused if they have evidence or move on. Meanwhile, the Committee has yet to release security camera footage regarding two bombs that were placed at the site. It should be working to provide more clarity with evidence, not throw around accusations without backing them up.
The January 6 Committee is shedding important light on last year's events at the Capitol building, believes Quinta Jurecic of The Atlantic. It has managed to highlight the criminal violence enacted by protesters as they stormed the building and attacked police. The crimes that happened that day have been laid bare, making defending or justifying them much harder. The Committee then deftly tied these events to the incitement spread by Donald Trump, who knew he lost the election but sought to overturn it. The Committee has made clear that more investigations and consequences for the accused must come next.