Trump brags about the size of his rally on January 6
As the investigation into the attack on the US Capitol steadily yields more information about the events leading up to the 6 January attack, a new memo has been released detailing a new angle on the Trump team’s efforts to subvert the outcome of the 2020 election.
The memo, written by attorney Kenneth Chesebro, spells out a contorted multi-day plan to have Mike Pence take control of the electoral certification in the Senate, something the vice president ultimately refused to do despite intense pressure from the then-president.
A recently leaked memo, reportedly sent by the Republican National Committee, reveals the inner workings of Trump loyalists’ strategy to fan the airwaves with counterprogramming ahead of the first televised hearings of the select committee investigating the 6 January Capitol riot.
The select committee is set to begin its public hearings this month.
Paul Ryan: More Republicans wanted to impeach Trump but ‘just didn’t have the guts to do it’
Former House Speaker Paul Ryan told a room of Republicans in South Carolina on Wednesday that there were more House Republicans in favour of voting to impeach former President Donald Trump after the January 6 Capitol riot, but they just didn’t have the “guts” to make their vote known.
Mr Ryan’s comments were made while he was campaigning in the southern state for Rep Tom Rice, who is staring down a Trump-backed primary challenger after voting to impeach the former president for his role in the Capitol riot, Insider first reported.
“There were a lot of people who wanted to vote like Tom but who just didn’t have the guts to do it,” the former House Speaker said to the group. “There are a lot of people who say they’re going to vote their conscious, they’re going to vote for the Constitution, they’re going to vote for their convictions but when it gets hard to do that they don’t do it.”
The report seemed to be further validated by Rep Adam Kinzinger of Illinois, who wrote on Twitter late Thursday night that the Insider article was a “fact”.
“This is a fact. I talked to some,” the Republican congressman wrote, confirming that he too had spoken with GOP lawmakers who were keen to impeach the ex-president following the 6 January riot, but didn’t follow through with it out for one reason or another.
Johanna Chisholm3 June 2022 13:17