Tim Ryan gives incensed speech on House floor slamming GOP over Jan. 6 commission

Rep. Tim RyanTimothy (Tim) RyanHouse passes spending bill to boost Capitol Police and Hill staffer pay Tim Ryan slams McCarthy for mocking Capitol physician, mask mandate Six takeaways: What the FEC reports tell us about the midterm elections MORE (D-Ohio) gave an incensed speech on the House floor Wednesday slamming Republicans for not backing a bipartisan commission to probe the deadly Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol.

Ryan also thanked the Republicans who supported the commission for their bipartisanship but slammed other GOP lawmakers who opposed the commission for their “incoherence.”

“To the other 90 percent of our friends on the other side of the aisle, holy cow! Incoherence! No idea what you’re talking about!” Ryan said.


The Ohio Democrat then called out the GOP for aggressively investigating the 2012 Benghazi attacks.

“Benghazi! You guys chased the former secretary of State all over the country. Spent millions of dollars!” Ryan screamed. “We have people scaling the Capitol, hitting the Capitol Police with lead pipes across the head, and we can’t get bipartisanship?”


Ryan said the GOP not supporting the commission was a “slap in the face to every rank-and-file cop in the United States.”

“If we’re gonna take on China, if we’re gonna rebuild the country, if we’re gonna reverse climate change, we need two political parties in this country that are both living in reality, and you ain’t one of them!” Ryan concluded.

After Ryan finished speaking, Rep. John KatkoJohn Michael KatkoGOP brawls over Trump on eve of first Jan. 6 hearing Senators introduce bipartisan bill to secure critical groups against hackers House erupts in anger over Jan. 6 and Trump's role MORE (N.Y.), the top Republican on the House Homeland Security Committee, who negotiated the bill, said, ”I ask that we all take a deep breath right now. And everybody breathe for a minute. And everybody stop the theatrics. And everybody stop the arguments that are not relevant to this issue. This is a very solemn moment.”

Katko and House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Bennie ThompsonBennie Gordon ThompsonHouse members will huddle Friday to plot next steps on Jan. 6 probe Budowsky: Liz Cheney, a Reagan Republican, and Pelosi, Ms. Democrat, seek Jan. 6 truth The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Officers recount the horror of Jan. 6 MORE (D-Miss.) reached an agreement last week on the commission. The outside panel would focus solely on the events of Jan. 6 and no other episodes of political violence.

But House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin McCarthyLiz Cheney says her father is 'deeply troubled' about the state of the Republican Party Press: Inmates have taken over the asylum 58 percent say Jan. 6 House committee is biased: poll MORE (R-Calif.) said Tuesday that he doesn’t support the commission.

Earlier on Wednesday, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellOn The Money: Trump asks court to block release of tax returns to Congress | Private sector adds 330K jobs in July, well short of expectations Senate panel advances first three spending bills McConnell lays out GOP demands for government-funding deal MORE (R-Ky.) also said he opposed the commission, presenting new hurdles in the upper chamber.