Former Trump campaign manager and White House advisor Kellyanne Conway was seen on Capitol Hill on Monday, reportedly during her time giving testimony to the House Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021 attacks on Capitol Hill.
BREAKING: Kellyanne Conway is being deposed before the Jan. 6 committee.
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Conway is not reported to have been subpoenaed by the committee, but her insider’s view of the White House during the time of the insurrection may prove helpful in the investigation, which is likely to end after Republicans seize power in Congress in January. A report is expected to be released regarding all of the committee’s findings prior to that time.
NBC News reports that:
‘Conway spoke to the committee on the record, two sources familiar with her appearance said. The panel did not publicly issue her a subpoena, and aides refused to comment on whether she was issued one privately. The committee declined to comment on her appearance Monday…When she left the meeting room for a break, Conway told reporters “I’m here voluntarily.” ‘
The Washington Post reported just five days after the attack that Conway attempted to reach out to the president during the insurrection, indicating that she may have played a role in urging Trump to call off the attackers during the long period of inaction from the White House as Trump’s supporters beat police officers, stormed the Capitol, and threatened lawmakers.
‘Kellyanne Conway, a longtime Trump confidante and former White House senior adviser, called an aide who she knew was standing at the president’s side.’
Conway has not, despite her continued support of the twice-impeached ex-president who lost the popular vote twice and tried to stage a coup, been a public election denier. Conway wrote in her recent memoir, Here’s the Deal, that Trump lost the election and blamed his band of incompetent, conspiracy-laden attorneys for Trump’s actions.
‘Despite the mountains of money Trump had raised, his team simply failed to get the job done. A job that was doable and had a clear path, if followed…Rather than accepting responsibility for the loss, they played along and lent full-throated encouragement (privately, not on TV) when Trump kept insisting he won.’
Twitter had a lot to say about the appearance of the longtime Trump-backer and apologist in front of the House committee. Read some of their comments below: