At this time last year, Donald Trump was still in office and was the nominal head of the Republican party. Now that he’s out of office, though, he is still fully in control of the GOP. And the party is focused on making sure Trump is protected and never blamed for anything.
It has been pretty obvious, over the past few weeks, that the GOP has no interest in looking into the events of January 6th. Rather than taking a congressional panel seriously, Kevin McCarthy tried to make a sideshow of it by putting Trump sycophants like Jim Banks and Jim Jordan on it.