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House Jan. 6 Committee Spotlights Trump’s Refusal to Call Off Armed Mob Attacking Capitol

HeadlineJul 22, 2022

The House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack held a primetime hearing on Thursday night focused on Donald Trump’s refusal to take action as his supporters attacked the Capitol. Lawmakers focused on the three-hour period on January 6 after Trump urged his supporters to march to the Capitol and “fight like hell.” They also played previously unseen outtakes of a speech Trump delivered on January 7, when the president repeatedly refused to read prepared lines declaring that the 2020 election was over.

President Donald Trump: “The demonstrators who infiltrated the Capitol have defied the seat of destiny. It’s defiled, right? See, I can’t see it very well. OK, I’ll do this. I’m going to do this. Let’s go. … But this election is now over. Congress has certified the results. I don’t want to say the election is over. I just want to say Congress has certified the results, without saying the election is over. OK?”

After headlines, we’ll spend the rest of the hour airing excerpts from Thursday evening’s hearing of the January 6 committee. 

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