As far as anyone is concerned, January 6th is a day that will live in infamy. The vote count of the 2020 election was just about being wrapped up. And with Joe Biden as the likely recipient of the honor to be the next President of the United States, it was all looking like Trump had plenty to lose. So what ends up happening? His supporters don’t dig it even one bit and they decidedly storm the Capitol. Which, in itself, seems hilarious on paper until it actually happens. Therefore, the Insurrection is born and the Capitol Building is swarmed with Trump supporters.
Can you believe that Donald Trump was so nuts to be believing voter fraud was occurring?
A swarm of tactical vests and pitchforks weren’t all that was occurring. There was anger ever so strong coming from all angles. Certainly, there had been texts that were exchanged between organizers and suits on the inside. Tweets and oral commands aside, this insurrection was bound to happen. But no one knew it would become so violent.
Riots should not be so protestant!
A little more than three hours passed as the riot unfolded in the US Capitol. And that was when the House select committee has argued then-President Donald Trump was derelict in his duties. The committee says it plans to show, minute-by-minute, how Trump failed to make any effort to tell the rioters to leave the Capitol or to try to help lawmakers — and then-Vice President Mike Pence — as they were forced to flee the House and Senate chambers.
In the previous hearings, the committee has sought to tie Trump to the violence at the Capitol, showing how he was warned by his aides that his claims the election was stolen were baseless and that there was a risk of violence on January 6, 2021. The committee’s final hearing in this series will attempt to illustrate how the former President “refused to act to defend the Capitol as a violent mob stormed the Capitol,” according to committee aides.
Like past hearings, the committee is likely to rely on witness testimony of those who were around Trump on January 6 or nearby in the West Wing, in order to tell the narrative of what happened through the words of Trump’s inner circle.
The committee has spoken with numerous individuals around Trump on January 6 — including Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump, former Pence national security adviser retired Gen. Keith Kellogg, former Trump press secretary Kayleigh McEnany and former Trump White House Counsel Pat Cipollone.