Former President Donald Trump on Friday fired back on the House Select Committee to Investigate events of January 6, 2021
“There is no clearer example of a formidable spirit that swallowed an American left than shameful performance staged by an unelected committee,” Trump said at a conference hosted Faith and Freedom Coalition in Nashville, Tennessee.
“They are scammers peopleTrump continued. “They are scammers.”
The Commission has held three of seven public hearings scheduled for masonry this month out what is this says was a “complex seven-part plan” by Trump and his supporters to undo his 2020 election loss to Joe Biden.
Trump knew very well of in fact that he lost, the committee argued, using members’ testimonies of his inner circle. But he moved on anyway with illegal conspiracy with remain in power and raised millions of dollars in process of pressing on “big lie’ that he was real winner.
This was stated to the committee by former Attorney General Bill Barr. in taped testimony that Trump claims of election fraud was bullish. Ivanka Trump, also previously ousted panel said she agreed with Barr’s conclusion that the election was not stolen.
Trump — who already fired his daughter testimonial — on Friday blamed the committee of taking a tape-recorded statement out of context.
The committee refuses play Any of cassette of people speaking good things, things that we want hear,” he said. – It one-way street. This is a fake deal.”
Trump also slammed the republicans who crossed it and sit on Committee: Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming and Rep. Adam Kinzinger of Illinois.
latest hearing on Thursday reset in on intense pressure that Trump and others exerted on then-Vice President Mike Pence single-handedly rejected the state’s electors and blocked congressional certification of Biden win.
Pressure campaign put pence in dangerThis was stated by deputies and witnesses. with the vice president is forced to hide underground for more than four hours after approaching 40 feet of crowd of rioters at the Capitol.
When Pence refused follow Trump Plan, Hot Phone call morning followed of On January 6, Ivanka Trump and other witnesses told the committee. One Trump aide in The Oval Office at the time recalled Trump derisively calling Pence a “weakling”.
On Friday, Trump said he never called Pence a “weakling” but continued teasing his vice president. for elections are not sent results back state legislatures, according to testimony given at a January 6 committee hearing, what Trump and Pence have been repeatedly told is illegal.
“Mike didn’t have the courage to act,” Trump said, comparing him to a “robot” and “conveyor man.” belt” for following the advice of those who said he did not have the authority to reject the state’s electors.
Former Pence Attorney Greg Jacob and former federal judge Michael Lattig explained to the committee for hours On Thursday, their assessments were that the vice president did not have the authority to do what Trump asked. Luttig warned that if Pence succeeded with it would plunge the nation into a constitutional crisis.
Trump on Friday went on air false baseless claims about the 2020 election, telling the crowd that he didn’t believe he lost despite losing in both the Electoral College and the People’s vote also lose scores of lawsuits challenging elections results.
ex-president also advertised number of people at his rally on the Ellipse on January 6, calling it the largest group did he ever say in front of and description of the atmosphere of “incredible love and patriotism.”
Trump even went so far as to weigh whether his January 6 speech attracted as many people like Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech. in 1963
The House Committee used footage from Ellips’s speech. in numerous hearings supporting his allegations that Trump pressured Pence to cancel the election results and urged his supporters to march on the Capitol.
Friday Trump also teased potential 2024 run for President, promising that if he were elected again he will have mercy on those who are persecuted for their participation in an uprising that Trump called a “simple protest” that “gained out of hand.”
“Most people should don’t relate to way they are being treated,” Trump said.