As the committee investigating the roots of the attack on the Capitol Building on Jan. 6, 2021 continue presenting their findings, they have been focused on the ringleader, the twice-impeached ex-president who lost the popular vote twice.
— January 6th Committee (@January6thCmte) June 14, 2022
That ringleader, Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) and others on the committee promised during the first meeting to lay out a seven-point plan by Trump to steal the 2020 presidential election. In televised hearing #2, the evidence focused on Trump’s Big Lie – Trump was cheated out of his win in the 2020 election against President Joe Biden by Democrats, Republicans secretaries of state, election workers and volunteers, a vote tabulating machine manufacturing company, Italy, and a long-dead president of Venezuela – and how Trump used it to both rile up a base that carried out an attack and brought him in loads of money.
In the second hearing, Cheney says in her statement that the focus will be former Vice President Mike Pence and the pressure Trump tried to put on him to refuse to certify the election, leaving Trump in office. Pence’s refusal to do so, which was his only legal option, led rioters to the steps of the Capitol Building during the certification process, erecting a gallows pole and chanting “hang Mike Pence.”
For the full statement, see the video above. Twitter reacted to it in full force, with Democrats mostly saying they’re glued to the hearings and Trump supporters saying no one is watching and being confused about the difference between a criminal trial and a congressional committee’s findings. Read some of their comments below: