2 Watergate panel members compare Nixon probe to January 6 investigation: ‘There wasn’t really the cult of Richard Nixon as there was the cult of Donald Trump’

Two individuals involved in the Watergate investigation weighed in this weekend on Trump, claiming Nixon didn’t have a “cult” around him like the former does.

Two people involved in the Nixon impeachment probe weighed in on the January 6 investigation. 
Elizabeth Holtzman said that today’s GOP is no longer concerned with following the facts. 
Michael Conway said that the level of bipartisanship seen back then couldn’t be repeated today.

Two people who served on the House Judiciary Committee in the impeachment of former President Richard Nixon have weighed in on how the Watergate scandal differs from the Capitol riot investigation involving former President Donald Trump.

Elizabeth Holtzman, who served on the panel investigating Nixon, told MSNBC that there were marked differences between the two political scandals — chiefly regarding how the GOP responded to them. 

“The Republicans were willing to follow the facts. They didn’t necessarily want to agree with Democrats. They were following the facts,” Holtzman told the outlet.

She recounted to MSNBC how her Republican colleagues initially thought there was “nothing there” with the Nixon investigation but that the probe quickly became bipartisan when more evidence emerged.

“So it became not just bipartisan, it became unanimous, Nixon had to resign. Now what we see is that there’s an alternative reality,” Holtzman said, per the outlet. “It’s not that Republicans are following facts – they make up their own facts – and there’s no way our democracy can function if people make up their own facts. And that’s the danger.”

Michael Conway, the judiciary committee’s counsel during the Nixon impeachment, also weighed in on the matter.

“The one thing I will mention is when the House voted to authorize the impeachment inquiry, 410 members voted in favor of starting the inquiry,” Conway said, per MSNBC. …read more

Source:: Businessinsider

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