Now that House Democrats have choreographed a select “bipartisan” committee to investigate the Jan 6. riot on Capitol Hill, most voters believe that Congress should also investigate the violent Black Lives Matter riots that terrorized major Democrat-led cities throughout 2020, according to a new survey.
A recent national telephone and online survey by the National Police Association and Rasmussen Reports conducted in mid-July finds that 66 percent of likely American voters think Congress should investigate last year’s violent riots when more than 2,000 police officers suffered injuries in the line of duty—compared to 21 percent of respondents who don’t think Congress should investigate last year’s protests and 13 percent of voters who were not sure.
The number of voters who want Congress to investigate last year’s Black Lives Matter-Antifa riots is higher than the 49 percent who expressed support for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s select committee investigation of the Jan. 6 riot. 42 percent of the surveyed voters don’t support Pelosi’s probe and 63 percent think the BLM rioters should be charged like the Jan. 6 rioters.
Majorities of every racial group and political affiliation support a congressional investigation of the 2020 violent riots with 67 percent percent of white voters, 64 percent of black voters, 66 percent of Hispanics, and 62 percent of other minorities. 75 percent of Republicans, 60 percent of Democrats, and 63 percent of voters not affiliated with either major political party agree.