Trump responds to final Jan. 6 hearing, calling committee ‘highly partisan political Hacks and Thugs’

Oct 14, 2022 | Political News

Former President Donald Trump issued his latest attack against the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol, just one day after the panel held its final public hearing before the midterm elections.

In a 15-page statement issued Friday, the former president denounced the panel as being made up of “highly partisan political Hacks and Thugs” and criticized Congress for funding the investigation into the Capitol riot despite being what he calls a “Charade and Witch Hunt.” The statement also comes after the Jan. 6 committee voted unanimously to subpoena Trump to offer testimony to the panel as part of their investigation.

“The double standard of the Unselects between what has taken place on the ‘RIGHT,’ and what has taken place with Radical Left, lawless groups such as Antifa, Black Lives Matter, and others, is startling and will never be acceptable, even to those who will be writing the history of what you have done to America,” Trump said in a statement.

Trump went on to repeat his baseless claims the 2020 election was “rigged and stolen,” accusing lawmakers of burying reports of election fraud that he says led to President Joe Biden’s victory. The claims come even as several battleground states conducted numerous audits and recounts, with none finding widespread fraud that would’ve altered the outcome of the 2020 election.