While democrats may not agree with Representative Liz Cheney on her politics, they stand firmly beside her patriotism. The attempted coup was about far more than party. Trump refused to take action on January 6 for over three hours. That is a very long time for Capitol and D.C. Police to engage in Medieval hand-to-hand combat trying to save our lawmakers’ lives and the lives of all the personnel who worked in the building, according to The Washington Post.
Trump listened to the shouts, the chaos, the sounds of battle. Not only was was he enjoying it, watching from a White House window overlooking the scene. He did not understand why they others around him were not. He had invited his mob to the nation’s Capitol, ginned them up, and aimed them right at America’s symbol of freedom, our Capitol Building.
Wyoming’s Representative Cheney released these tweets:
‘Thread: Fox News hosts Sean Hannity and Laura Ingraham have now reconfirmed their views that the violence on January 6th was unjustified and unacceptable. (1/4)’
‘Mark Meadows turned over many texts he received to the Committee. Hannity and Ingraham are standing by the texts they sent to Meadows on January 6 urging that President Trump take immediate action to stop the violence. (2/4)’
‘As we know, for multiple hours, President Trump chose not to take the specific and immediate action many urged – as the violent mob besieged & invaded the Capitol, attacked & injured scores of Capitol Police, & obstructed Congress’s count of electoral votes. (3/4)’
‘This was a supreme dereliction of the President’s duty, and the @January6thCmteis examining these issues in detail. (4/4) ‘
Trump did not stop the violence that terrible day. until three hours after the warnings started flooding McCarthy. And the violence was terrible. Yet, for 187 minutes, the chaos and bloodshed continued.
Among those contacting Trump were sprinkles of Fox News personalities. Laura Ingraham, Sean Hannity, and Brian Kilmeade all tried to get the former chief of staff to tell Trump to stop the violence.
Laura Ingraham wrote:
‘Hey Mark, the president needs to tell people in the Capitol to go home…this is hurting all of us…he is destroying his legacy.’
Kilmeade’s message was:
‘Please get him on tv. Destroying everything you have accomplished.’
‘We are here to address a very serious matter, contempt of Congress by a former Chief of Staff to a former President of the United States…We believe Mr. Meadows is improperly asserting executive and other privileges. But this vote on contempt today relates principally to Mr. Meadows’ refusal to testify about text messages and other communications that he admits are not privileged.’
Sean Hannity advised:
‘Can he make a statement?…Ask people to leave the Capitol.’
McCarthy broke his oath of office taking these messages:
“Hey, Mark, protestors are literally storming the Capitol. Breaking windows on doors. Rushing in. Is Trump going to say something?’
And there were other messages:
‘We are under siege up here at the Capitol.’
‘They have breached the Capitol.’
‘There’s an armed standoff at the House Chamber door.’
‘We are all helpless.’
‘POTUS has to come out firmly and tell protestors to dissipate. Someone is going to get killed’
‘Mark, he needs to stop this. Now’
‘TELL THEM TO GO HOME’
‘POTUS needs to calm this s*** down.’
The texts are proof that Trump committed what Cheney called the “supreme dereliction of duty for 187 minutes.”
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