Donald Trump refuses to say ‘Election is over’ in January 6 speech
Former President Donald Trump declined to say the election was over in a video recording of a speech he made the day after the January 6 attack on the Capitol as presented in the latest hearing for the Selection Committee. choose the House of Representatives. The committee showed both Trump’s video message to the rioters at 4:17 p.m. during the attack and the speech he delivered the next day, and while delivering the speech, included You can see he cut a line about the 2020 election being over.
The jury on January 6 played never-before-seen footage from then-President Donald Trump’s speech made the day after the Capitol attack.
– Associated Press (@AP) July 22, 2022
In the speech shown, Trump stopped editing his January 7 speech and made the point that he didn’t want the phrase “the election is over” in his speech. “But, this election is over. Congress certified the results. I don’t want to say that the election is over. I just wanted to say, ‘Congress certified the results,’ without saying that the election is over. Okay?” he said in the clip, as his daughter and later Senior Advisor Ivanka Trump helped him edit. “I didn’t say it over, but for now, let me see. Go to the previous paragraph. “
Throughout the clip, he can be seen editing certain words and phrases as he works his way through the speech. “For those who broke the law, you will pay the price. You do not represent our movement. You don’t represent our country, and if you break the law – you can’t say that. I’ll—I said, “You’ll pay,” he says at the beginning of the video.
Before showing raw footage of his Rose Garden speech from January 6, the committee played part of an interview with the former aide Nicholas Moon, who said, “To my knowledge [the address] got out of handcuffs,” instead of pre-prepared remarks. After showing the clip, the committee screened interviews, where they asked if there were plans for another video later that evening. Former White House Senior Advisor Eric Herschmann described the mood in the White House after the video. “I just want to say that people were emotionally exhausted by the time that tape ended,” he said in a pre-recorded testimony.
Never before seen raw footage of Trump captures his message in the Rose Garden. pic.twitter.com/yDZsQ3zZfM
– Committee January 6 (@January6thCmte) July 22, 2022
The ninth hearing focused on Trump’s lack of action in the attack. The previous hearing held live testimony from a former spokesman for the Oath Keepers Jason Van Tatenhove and Stephen Ayres, one of the cultists storm the Capitol on January 6.
In previous hearings, much was revealed about the events leading up to January 6. Unlike previous hearings, committee chair Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS) was forced to miss this hearing after testing positive for COVID-19. “While Chairman Thompson was disappointed with his COVID diagnosis, he directed the Selection Committee to conduct a hearing on Thursday night. Committee members and staff wish the Chairman a speedy recovery, “committee tweeted.
Before the hearing, the Republican House of Representatives Adam Kinzinger, was one of two conservatives sitting on the committee along with Representative Wyoming. Liz Cheney, teased that there will be big revelations in the latest golden hour hearing in an interview with Face The Nation.
Several previous hearings shed more light on Trump’s actions leading up to January 6, including putting pressure on state legislatorso try to overturn the outcome of the election. Officials in the Department of Justice and staff close to the Vice President at the time Mike Pence also revealed that Trump has rely on DOJ and VP said the election was corrupt and refuse electoratecorresponding.
One of the most in-depth hearings to date was Cassidy Hutchinson, a former assistant to the then White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadowswho provided details of what Trump did and said throughout January 6, guide for the rioters storm the Capitol and when they attack.