Trump Deflects Jan. 6 Hearing Rage Onto His Remaining Political Supporters

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It comes as little surprise that Donald Trump is not happy with the House January 6 Select Committee hearings. Given how bizarre the ex-president is around TV ratings, he is especially unhappy with the high ratings that the committee is earning. And now, there are fewer and fewer people for the ex-president to blame for his own actions.

Without great horns blaring and fanfare, he has been knocking around at his Bedminster Club. But woe to anyone he wrangled in to listen, then poured out his bitter resentment. Even when he had a rally in Nashville, Tennessee he let loose his rage. Trump called the hearings a “one-sided witch hunt,” The Guardian reported.

Those around the ex-president said that he was especially irritated with House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi refused to seat several of McCarthy’s list, primarily because they could be guilty of their actions on January 6. At that point, McCarthy withdrew any recommendations. During the hearings, Trump was furious and said, CNN reported:

‘I don’t understand why Kevin didn’t put anyone on the committee.’

Talk show host Wayne Allyn Root had Trump on air. The former president said:

‘Unfortunately, a bad decision was made. This committee was a bad decision, not to have representation on that committee. That was a very, very foolish decision because you know, they try and pretend like they’re legit, and only when you get into the inner workings you say, “what kind of a thing is this? it’s just a one-sided witch hunt.”‘

The former president continued grousing:

‘We have no representation on this panel. We should certainly have some Republicans, real Republicans … We have nobody on that panel who can fight back, In a way, the Republicans should be ashamed of themselves.’

When a reporter asked Representative Jim Jordan (R-OH) whether he talked to Trump on January 6, the ever-effusive talker was at a loss for words. However, Jordan did come to McCarthy’s defense:

‘Pelosi knew, when she wouldn’t let the selections of the leader on the committee, she knew Kevin had no other choice. You’re doing something that hasn’t been done in the history of the country, and we’re just supposed to go along with it? No.’

Root noted that the ex-president had earlier endorsed McCarthy. But Trump denied that:

‘No, no, no. I haven’t. No, I endorsed him in his race. But I haven’t endorsed anybody for speaker.’

One of Trump’s advisors said:

‘I don’t see him letting up on Mike anytime soon and, frankly, the more Mike is out there doing things with clear 2024 undertones, the more he is going to make trouble for himself.’

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Another former adviser to the then-president opined on former Vice President Pence’s chances in 2024. A third individual called this a “tactical error:”

‘He has no political window.’

Pence urged voters to look forward rather than focus on the past:

‘In the days between now and Election Day, we need you to say yes — yes to the future, yes to a future of freedom and our cherished values. And the Republican Party must be the party of the future.’


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