Phil Scott fumer-in-chief over low ratings for Jan. 6 hearing TV coverage

Rep. Benny Thompson opens another hearing of the House Select Committee investigating the events of Jan. 6 (C-Span)

By Guy Page

At his June 14 press conference, Phil Scott got about as angry as the low-key governor ever gets in public. He’s teed off that more people aren’t watching the live, televised hearing of the U.S. House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6 Attack on the U.S. Capitol.

Calvin Cutler of WCAX asked Scott [1:16:27 on YouTube video] if “you’ve had the chance to watch any of the Jan. 6th hearings, and if so, your thoughts on what you’ve seen.”

That’s all it took. 

“Yes, I have been watching,” Scott said. “I haven’t watched every moment, every minute, of the deliberations, but it’s been eye-opening, learning more every single time I watch about what unfolded.

“I wish more people were watching, to be honest with you. We have what, 330 million people in the country, and I believe we only had 19 million watching. This was an assault on our democracy. This was an insurrection. 

“And I think they’re laying out the groundwork pretty well. We’ll see as they continue to to lay out what actually happened, and how it happened, how it was orchestrated, who paid for it and so forth.

“What does it say that there’s only 19 million people that have watched it? I mean, what does that say about, maybe, apathy across the nation?

“Again – this was an assault on our democracy. This was an indisputable insurrection. So I hope more people tune in, more people listen, so that we don’t repeat the mistakes of the past, and that we can uh we can move on from this.”

Gov. Scott didn’t say which channel he watches. However, he can scarcely miss it when he turns on the television. Most of the hearings have been wall-to-wall on ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, MSNBC, CNN, C-SPAN and other major news outlets. Even Fox News has aired some of the live hearings. The Select Committee also has its own live-streaming page, with the added bonus feature of a tip line. “Chairman Thompson is interested in any information regarding the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol,” the tip line page says.

The next hearing will go live at 3 pm Thursday, June 23. On June 13, the second night of the hearings, the top-rated cable news program was Fox News’ Tucker Carlson Tonight, which did not air the hearings. 

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  1. Most likely because the whole world knows that Antifa infiltrated it with the help of the FBI, the capital police let the “protesters” in and it was all orchestrated as a ploy to show how dangerous the right was so that the Dems (communists) can remain in power and to distract from the STOLEN ELECTION that should have never been certified by the communist sympathizer Mike Pence.

    Certainly says who the Governor is doesn’t it “Gauleiter” Scott?

  2. Ah get over it Phil ! Not everybody is interested in a third impeachment of Trump as you, and the afore mentioned “news” channels are. And as to all that new information that is coming out at this hearing, if you watched Fox or News Max, it would not have been so earth shattering to you. After listening to Adam “Shifty” Shift, and Jerry “my pants are devouring me” Nadler, and the rest of the “Looney Tune” charactors sling their now debunked Russia, Russia, Russia, the evidence is hidden in plain sight, crapulosity How can anybody believe a word that comes out of their collective mouths ? It did not even fool me the first time. How many times are you going to let it fool you ??????

  3. Maybe people are tired of watching a dead horse being beaten. The coverage is biased and does not show all perspectives. I am sure there is no reference to Antifa being Arrested or the fact that the Capital police opened the doors and let people in the building. Interestingly enough all of the videos that evidenced my claims were uploaded to Parlor in real-time. One revealing video was of a corporate media channel and another stakeholder talking. The individual talking to the camera man said, “I can’t believe we did it. We got them to enter the building.” She then stopped and said something like wait are you filming? Did you record what I said? The camera man responded by saying don’t worry I’ll edit it out later.” What neither of these people realized was that someone accidentally captured their conversation and posted it to Parlor. There were at least 100 videos uploaded to Parlor that day. People invited into the Capital, thanking Capital policers, old women telling her husbands to walk in the designated area, and so on. These videos should have been submitted, as evidence. Although, this outcome was not possible, as Parlor was removed from it’s hosting platform, AWS, by big tech. No more videos, no defense, no evidence. Isn’t this the same as police officers tampering with evidence? The exception is that this occurred and was supposed by our so called democratic leaders. A great example of fascism in action! Our country is officially no better than the corrupt Ukraine government, which imprisons it’s political opposition. Spoiler alert, Ukraine is not a democracy for anyone out there who doesn’t know this. Ukraine is a dictatorship.

    • copies of those video’s should be sent directly to someone who will make them available to this “pony show”….I’d like to use stronger language than that; but I won’t!!

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  5. Wow….Calling this guy a “RINO” doesn’t even cut it. I would guess he’s merely just a poser like a couple of other folks we all NEVER hear from – UNTIL the subject of voting for Republican Christina Nolan is within an article on this site…….then they’re ranting & raving attempting to get Vermonters not to vote for her & instead vote for some “challenger” to the DemocRAT status quo in this state who isn’t, by the way, spending more than 10 cents in campaigning.

    OBVIOUSLY, for the first time in decades – the democRATS and their man in line for the throne Pat Leahy are running scared because of a Republican!!!!!!!!!!

    It is AWESOME!

    CHRISTINA NOLAN FOR U.S. SENATE IN VERMONT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • And there you are again “Anonymous”….my how brave you are to post your actual name. Huh. Anonymous. Is that Germanic?

      • She’s worse than a Democrat, she is hiding what she really is a RINO!

    • We don’t need another RINO ! Nolan is not the best choice. She has already shown her true colors.

      • In my opinion I would strongly take a look at Gerald Malloy or Myers Mermel before I were to vote for Christina Nolan.

        Gerald is constitutionally solid former graduate from West point well connected in military circles and business circles and knows a ton about finance and is a family man.

        Meyers is a real estate guy from New York City who has some pretty major Republican backing and money behind him, he’s extremely well spoken and has a very good head about his shoulders. In my opinion his negatives are his ties to the Republicans

        Christina is a lawyer who wanted to vote for the judge Jackson recently, appears to support abortion (first term mind you), she’s also relatively well funded and well spoken.

  6. think everyone knows what the Democrats are trying to sell. the truth is the last thing today’s politicians want. what was the FBI and their informants up to? believe truth is only Ashli Babbitt was only person cold bloodedly murdered by a cowardly cop. how do we know what the people who were violent actually believed in and what their purpose was? that people who trespassed spend a year and a half, some in solitary, in jail is ridiculous.

      • That is the best video! It is right in line with my commentary on the conversation between a news media camera man and another individual he appears to know. They actually had a conversation about how they manipulated Trump supporters into entering the building. I believe the video you posted appeared on Parlor prior to the site being taken down.

  7. Sorry you’re fuming, Governor. We’re saving up our committee viewing hours for the Biden impeachment next year.

  8. We still don’t know WHO Ray Epps is, if he works for the FBI or other entity and what HE was doing there. We still don’t know WHY Nancy “I’m drunk again” Pitlosi didn’t summon the NG. Or why the CP weren’t better equipped when the FBI had intel that told them some groups had some things planned. WHO Planted the bombs at the DNC and RMC?? I mean after the Boston Bombing we had 82 videos from cameras around THAT city, so???? HOW and WHO opened the 20,000# rotunda doors on the east side of the building….when it requires a CODE! WHO DID THAT???? So, you fake RINO gubnah, we aren’t watching this TV sitcom setup of lies and one sided information. AND YOU voted for all this. You’re a disgrace. Please go to the D party where you belong.

  9. There are those who believe the utterances of Government, and then those who have studied history. I think we know which group Phil Scott is part of……………..

  10. Poor Phil Scott. Such an embarrassment. He continues to demonstrate he has little to no critical thinking skills. He still doesn’t understand that January 6 hearings were all political theater. Any person with a scintilla of common sense understands this. He’s really going to be fuming when his progressive brethren and the associated policies they support all get crushed in November.

  11. The governor asks us…“What does it say that there’s only 19 million people that have watched it? I mean, what does that say about, maybe, apathy across the nation?” OR… Perhaps the citizenry has doubts about the credibility of the enquiry process? …that the conclusions have already been drawn? In addition the Governor says “this was an assault on our democracy. This was an indisputable insurrection.” Ok, sound like criminal acts…right? Isn’t that what the enquiry is intended document so perhaps indictments can be put forth? The posture of disappointment…and indignant expectation that we invest credibility in this spectacle is not helpful.

  12. 19 million of 330 million……Well there ya go…..most of us dont want our laundry on television for the world to see, and I would further guess that the majority are not buying into this “pony show”…

  13. According to the governor this is the first ever insurrection attempted against any government with no one being armed! Not one person has been charged with insurrection. No one has been charged with gun violations and no guns were found that day on the grounds of the capitol. Nasty Nancy 82 years old rejected the offer of 10,000 national guard personnel twice 2 weeks prior to the event. The truth will come out after 1/20/23. If President Trump is charged prior to the red wave coming, evidence and depositions will crush any charge they bring. People should dust off their US Constitution and read it. People, legislators and states have a right to question any US election and it is up to one vote per state in the legislature to correct a fraudulent election. Each state gets one vote. I would hope that an accurate count could be had without a machine.

  14. Phil Scott just learned that most of the county is more intelligent and discerning than he ever was or will be. I’m sure the check from 10% Joe is still good, but I suggest cashing it rather than depositing. Tick Tock. Nothing can stop what is coming.

  15. Trump called for the National Guard but Pitloosi turned them down. He was calling for peace the entire time. Those of us who were watching all know it. Saw his speech. Read all the first hand storied we could find . . . it’s nothing like those cry babies want people to believe it was. We know and they can’t psyop us into believing stuff with their fake news media. When they are all criminals in that sham show. There are enough clips of it floating around to get an idea of what was going on OUR TAX dollars paid for that, won’t give them one click or one view. NO way.

  16. Well Phil, I could agree with you- then we’d both be wrong.
    The democrat party assault on all things Trump started in 2015 and has continued unabated since.
    This pageant of characters from the DC swamp fabricating stories and manufacturing evidence of an (unarmed) insurrection is but a repeat of the ‘russia ‘russia ‘russia story already played out and proven false.
    Methinks Phil, you are becoming a swamp creature yourself.

  17. It boggles any sane mind that so many actually watched a Democratic political ad. It is really just Impeachment III and has the same credibility as the first two

  18. It’s the same old play book Problem, Reaction, Solution all three created by the same actors.

  19. Hey Phil….why don’t you just skip doing the conferences and have your WEF buddy Klaus do them for you? We all know he’s writing your pathetic script.

    The question is this Phil? What do the boys at the WEF have on you? Must be something really juicy…..

  20. Ahh… The summer of love !! The burning of cities and the Dems were fundraising to bail them out ! 4 years of Russia Russia Russia ! Release ALL of the Video footage from Jan 6 ! We as citizens have every right to question the legitimacy of elections just as the DemonRats have in the past ! Where is Ray Epps? There is so much that they are not showing , but don’t worry because it will come out ! Truth always prevails !

  21. Phil has become more and more offended as of late. The only thing I find offensive are his restrictive and corrupt policies, which are approved more by his friends in D.C. than Vermonters. I wish a true Vermonter, who holds our interests and way of life close to heart would run for Gov. I’m voting Democrat the next election, just to remove Fake Phil. ; )

    • So Phil is not conservative enough, so I will vote for someone more liberal than him ? I’m not a fan of Phil’s anymore, but if it comes down to him or a Boinie Sanders wanna be ? As Russel Crowe stated in Master and Commander, I’ll take the lesser of two weevils…..

  22. He vetoed the CHS bill that would have crushed the lower and middle class Vermonters.Scott learned very quickly how to be a skillful politician.

  23. He’s definitely had his share of kool-aid. Someone should get him another shot of mrna to calm his nerves.

    • What shot? Phil never took any of these. Lookup the youtube video where he fakes his booster. Super Phil doesn’t even Phlinch.

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