The committee also referred four Republicans for ethics violations for defying subpoenas: Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, Andy Biggs, Jim Jordan, and Scott Perry.
The January 6 committee announced recommended charges against former President Donald Trump for supposedly inspiring and causing the Capitol Hill riot:
The recommended charges were obstruction of an official proceeding, conspiracy to defraud the United States and conspiracy to make a false statement and ‘inciting,’ ‘aiding’ or ‘assisting’ an insurrection.
Lawmakers made the stunning decision during the panel’s final public hearing before the select committee is dissolved at the end of this year.
No US president has been the subject of a criminal referral by Congress until now.
‘At the heart of our republic is the guarantee of the peaceful transfer of power,’ said Vice Chair Liz Cheney at the outset of the hearing. ‘Every president in our history has accepted this orderly transfer of authority except one.’
‘In addition to being unlawful as described in our report, this was an utter moral failure and a clear dereliction of duty,’ she said at another point.
“Republican” Liz Cheney continued on her soapbox:
Lawmakers on the panel have heard from dozens of witnesses – mainly Republicans – and obtained thousands of pages’ worth of correspondences and other documents that paint a picture of Trump’s efforts to overturn his 2020 election loss.
Cheney said, ‘among the most shameful of this committee’s findings is that President Trump sat in the dining room by the Oval Office watching the Capitol riot on television.’
We all knew they would recommend charges against Trump. The Democrats and “Republicans” Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger wanted to sound and act important. Those two “Republicans” won’t be back for the next Congress.
Trump launched his 2024 presidential bid last month.
The committee also referred four Republicans for ethics violations for defying subpoenas: Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, Andy Biggs, Jim Jordan, and Scott Perry.DONATE
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