Former President Donald Trump denounced the ultimate report of House choose committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, riot, as “highly partisan,” following the doc’s launch on Thursday.
In a post on his Truth Social account, Trump sought to deflect blame for Jan. 6 by attacking outgoing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and calling the lethal riot a “protest.”
“The highly partisan Unselect Committee Report purposely fails to mention the failure of Pelosi to heed my recommendation for troops to be used in D.C., show the ‘Peacefully and Patrioticly’ words I used, or study the reason for the protest, Election Fraud. WITCH HUNT!,” he wrote.
Republicans, together with Trump, have lengthy sought to put the blame on Pelosi for safety failures on Jan. 6 regardless that she just isn’t accountable for the Capitol Police and has no authority to name the National Guard. Besides, her personal life was in danger throughout the storming of the Capitol.
In the report, the Jan. 6 committee really useful Trump be barred from holding office once more, citing Section 3 of the Constitution’s 14th Amendment, and likewise famous the necessity for accountability for these concerned in misconduct.
Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wis.), the vice-chair of the committee, mentioned Trump misled many Americans together with his baseless election lies, which she described as “concocted nonsense.”
“Most Americans also did not know exactly how Donald Trump, along with a handful of others, planned to defeat the transfer of presidential power on January 6th. This was not a simple plan, but it was a corrupt one,” she wrote in her foreword.
Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.), the committee’s chair, mentioned those that stormed the Capitol acted on Trump’s calls.
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The panel referred Trump to the Justice Department Monday on 4 prison prices: obstructing an official continuing, conspiring to defraud the United States, conspiring to make false statements, and inciting an riot in opposition to the United States.
The referrals are largely symbolic, however may nonetheless put strain on the DOJ to behave on the ex-president.