This is unbelievable.
In his pursuit to overturn the 2020 Presidential election results in his favor, former President Donald Trump violated state laws and disregarded the Constitution, actions that led to threats of violence and harrassment that are ongoing, several Republicans testified on Capitol Hill.
At the Jan. 6 House Select Committee’s Tuesday (June 21) public hearing, Republican state officials recalled how Trump and his team made false allegations of widespread voter fraud while approaching them with law-breaking requests to have President Biden’s win overturned in the respective states.
Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, who Trump had approached to “find” 11,780 votes — the number of votes required to make him the winner in Georgia, testified: “The numbers are the numbers, and the numbers don’t lie.”
Raffenperger also revealed that despite three separate recount efforts in Georgia, Biden won each by a “remarkably” similar margin, adding, “What I knew is we didn’t have any votes to find.”
Tuesday’s in-person testimonies, which include testimony from Arizona House Speaker Rusty Bowers, supported the panel’s primary claim against Trump: the former President abused his powers to promote a lie and attempt to reverse voters’ wishes in key states with the narrowest margins. This effort led to the deadly Jan. 6 Capitol attack.
Member of the Select Committee, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA.), expressed how Trump’s lie “is a dangerous cancer,” adding that being able to “convince Americans they cannot trust thir own elections, that any time they lose it is somehow illegitimate, then what is left but violence to determine who should govern?”