As the committee investigating the January 6 commission explores the background behind the event, looking into how the seeds of insurrection were first planted and planned, the money behind the event should come very much into focus, according to Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI).
Sen. Whitehouse sent a letter to the committee asking them to investigate the money behind the operation, money that paid for equipment, transportation, and even robocalls to get people to the insurrection. By focusing on that effort, Whitehouse says, the committee will likely turn up names of sitting members of Congress who were involved in the efforts.
‘A well-organized network of conservative dark money groups—whose covert operations my Senate colleagues and I have tracked and reported on in other contexts6—lent financial and strategic support to President Trump’s efforts to overturn the election…
‘There is evidence that Members of Congress were also involved in orchestrating the “Save America Rally.” Three members of the House of Representatives have been identified as alleged co-architects: Reps. Andy Biggs, Paul Gosar, and Mo Brooks.’
The three congressmen specifically named by Whitehouse, Rep. Biggs (R-AZ), Rep. Gosar (R-AZ), and Rep. Brooks (R-AL) already face calls from watchdogs for ethics and criminal violations related to the event. All three joined with colleagues who opposed certifying the election of President Joe Biden on January 6, feeding into a narrative that election fraud was rampant during the 2020 election and that the vote may have been stolen away from Donald Trump.
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