The Jan. 6 Committee started its fourth hearing Tuesday by laying out how former President Donald Trump tried to pressure Republican state-level government officials from Arizona and Georgia to overturn the 2020 election results.
Chairman Bennie Thompson (D-MS) said the “pressuring of public servants into betraying their oath was a fundamental part of the playbook” by Trump, and that only “a handful of officials… stood between Donald Trump and the upending of American democracy.”
Thompson also warned that Trump’s authoritarian threat continues, because Big Lie conspiracy theorists continue to get voted into office at the local level, where they could stand in the way of certifying legitimate election results. Thompson pointed to one recent example—a New Mexico county commissioner (and leader of “Cowboys for Trump” who stormed the Capitol building last year) who refused to certify local primary election results and had to be overruled by the state’s Supreme Court last week.
at The Daily Beast.
Source:: The Daily Beast
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