Does Donald Trump lie awake in the darkest hours of the night and wonder when the January 6 Select Committee will send the FBI after him? Would they throw him on the floor and handcuff him? Bang his head into the police car’s frame as he got into it? He knows that the Select Committee already got to Sarah Matthews, a close former press aide. The investigation is getting so hot, it might as well be burning his skin.
When she appeared before the Select Committee, its members asked Matthews and several other Trump staff members about what went on the day of the ex-president’s violent attempted coup. ABC News reported that she voluntarily came in to testify.
Former Deputy Press Secretary and Campaign Assistant Matthews and several other aides quit after Trump sicced a vicious mob onto the nation’s Capitol Building. The insurrectionists were intent upon hunting down the legislative members. Their assignment from the ex-president was to allegedly halt the representatives and senators from certifying President Joe Biden’s 2020 electoral votes.
Matthews statement read that January 6 “deeply disturbed” her:
‘I was honored to serve in the Trump administration and proud of the policies we enacted. As someone who worked in the halls of Congress I was deeply disturbed by what I saw today. I’ll be stepping down from my role, effective immediately. Our nation needs a peaceful transfer of power.’
On the one-year anniversary of the attack, Matthews said that Trump “failed to meet the moment” and labeled the attack as a “coup attempt.”
Matthews tweeted in January 2022:
‘Make no mistake, the events on the 6th were a coup attempt, a term we’d use had they happened in any other country, and former President Trump failed to meet the moment. While it might be easier to ignore or whitewash the events of that day for political expediency — if we’re going to be morally consistent — we need to acknowledge these hard truths.’
Another one of those who resigned was former First Lady Melania’s Trump’s Chief of Staff Stephanie Grisham and White House Social Secretary Rickie Niceta. Secretary of Transportation and wife of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, Elaine Chao retired then, too.
Matthews is working as a Republican party congressional staffer at this time, The Just Security reported:
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