Republicans, the party of all 10 Benghazi hearings, have used the talking point since the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack was first formed that their investigation was partisan and solely meant to help Democrats win the 2022 midterms. Liz Cheney, a longtime Republican who refused to pander to the lie her colleagues were dutifully spouting for Donald Trump, is not trying to help Democrats win, and neither are any of the witnesses who have testified against Trump thus far.
In fact, all of the witnesses from Monday’s hearings were Republicans appointed by Trump to government positions.
The twice-impeached ex-president who lost the popular vote twice, however, is clinging to the narrative that the entire hearing is just Democrats out to get him. In a 12-page tantrum statement issued by Trump on Monday night, just hours after the committee wrapped up their second day of hearings, proved Trump is watching the hearings and stewing in his own juices the whole time.
‘Our Constitution protects the right to confront accusers, honors the right to fair trials, and holds the right to legal representation as paramount in our justice system. Equal representation and the opportunity to offer rebuttal evidence is fundamental in our legal process. The Committee has obliterated those rights and is making a mockery of justice. They have refused to allow their political opponents to participate in this process, and have excluded all exculpatory witnesses, and anyone who so easily points out the flaws in their story.’
Unsurprisingly, Trump also clung to his old narrative on the election fraud that led to the 2020 presidential vote being stolen from him. On Monday, it was revealed in hearings that Trump was advised repeatedly by experts that no evidence of fraud existed, but the ex-president chose to follow a plan by former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani to convince supporters that the election was stolen. Also unsurprisingly, Trump raked in the cash for his efforts.
‘Democrats created the narrative of January 6th to detract from the much larger and more important truth that the 2020 Election was Rigged and Stolen. Politicians from both parties, but mostly the Democrats, worked in conjunction with corporate elitists to strip Americans of our right to elect our own leaders. To do so, corrupt officials violated their own state laws.’
Laughably, Trump also went the whole ironic route of explaining that dictators are bad and that our Constitution protects us from them, saying “the separation of powers is designed to make sure that no officials become dictators.” Attempting to overthrow democracy and reinstall himself in power is the very definition of a dictator, but irony is generally lost on Trump.
‘This is merely an attempt to stop a man that is leading in every poll, against both Republicans and Democrats by wide margins, from running again for the Presidency. The reason I am leading in the polls is because Democrats have caused record inflation, sky high gas prices, energy dependence on our adversaries, the education system is in crisis, illegal aliens are invading our border, the supply chain has crippled our way of life, parents can’t get baby formula, mandates have crippled businesses, and our way of life has been crushed by government regulations. The United States is being destroyed.’
— rosierifka (@rosierifka) June 13, 2022