They are nine years old and investigate how the former president of the United States tried to stay in power. This Tuesday, the seven Democrats and Republicans who were rejected by their party that made up the parliamentary committee asserted that the far-right orchestrated the attack on Capitol Hill after a letter from Donald Trump saw it as a “call to arms.”
During the seventh hearing, The Nine detailed the pressure the billionaire exerted, from the 2020 presidential election until his supporters’ attack on Capitol Hill on January 6, 2021. At the heart of the investigators’ presentation is a tweet from the former businessman dated December 19, 2020, calling In it the billionaire crowd to rally in the US capital on the day of ratification of Joe Biden’s victory: “Big rally in Washington on January 6. Be there, it will be crazy.”
Trump’s message ‘electrifying and attracting his supporters’
“This tweet was a call to action, and in some cases a call to arms, to many loyal supporters of President Trump,” said Democrat Stephanie Murphy. Backing up videos and montages, the panel detailed how radio and YouTube hosts and conservative personalities would immediately relay Donald Trump’s call. One even mentions the possibility of “attacking” the Capitol.
And Donald Trump’s message “escalated and galvanized his supporters, especially dangerous extremist groups such as the Oaths of War, the Proud Boys and other white racist and nationalist groups willing to fight the government,” the president charged. Democrat-elect Jimmy Raskin.
In fact, the group of elected officials detailed how these extremist groups were coordinated prior to “6 January” via encrypted messages and online forums. And we exchanged regularly with a close friend of Donald Trump, Roger Stone. They may not want to call themselves a militia, but they are. It’s a violent militia,” said Jason van Tattenhoff, a former spokesman for the Wardens of the Department.
In recent months he was accused of “sedition”
Arriving in the American capital with paramilitary equipment, the guards of the department and the boys were quickly interested in the pride of the federal prosecutors. Several of its members have in recent months been charged with “sedition,” a very rare charge of conspiring against the government or one of its laws.
The House committee also received testimony Tuesday from repentant Trump, who entered the Capitol on January 6, 2021 and has since lost his job and had to sell his home. “It changed my life, certainly not for the better,” said Stephen Ayres, who went to hug several police officers injured during the attack on the Capitol at the end of the session.
“76 years old, I’m not a kid”
The January 6 panel finally wanted to eliminate the possibility that Donald Trump might have been manipulated by anyone in his maneuvers to overturn the outcome of the 2020 election. “President Trump is a 76-year-old man, not an easy kid to ‘impress’ them,” she asserted. Elected Liz Cheney, one of the rare Republicans to have agreed to sit on this committee, cautioned that “Donald Trump cannot shirk his responsibilities by being deliberately presumptuous,” at a time when some are calling for the former president to be indicted for his post-election maneuvers.
The Republican billionaire, who openly flirts with the idea of running for president in 2024, strongly condemns the commission’s work, calling its members Tuesday “politicians” and “thugs.”