UNITED STATES: Capitol Riot Committee lawmakers on Tuesday announced that former president Donald Trump’s hateful tweets were the ultimate ‘call to arms’, evoking consequent violence, terror and assault on the White House on January 6, 2021, by Trump supporters like Proud Boys and Oath Keepers and other right-wing extremists.
The infuriating discontent and aggression that right-wingers had bottled up after Democrat candidate Biden was projected as the winner was exploited by Mr. Trump’s anarchic agenda, spilling the hate to the Capitol, reiterating Trump’s claims that election results were fraudulent.
Liz Cheney, the vice-chair of the House select committee investigating the attack on Congress, revealed that Mr. Trump had attempted to contact a fellow committee witness, who conveniently ignored the calls and alerted his layer. The incident was that reported to the Department of Justice, Cheney said.
During its seventh televised public hearing, the Riot committee carefully examined the nature of brutal events incited by a tweet Mr. Trump had sent on December 19, urging his supporters to descend on Washington on January 6 for a ‘wild’ rally.
“Donald Trump’s 1.42 a.m. tweet electrified and galvanized his supporters, especially the dangerous extremists in the Oath Keepers, the Proud Boys and other racist and white nationalist groups spoiling for a fight against the government,” committee Jamie Ruskin stated.
Ruskin added, “A President who lost an election deployed a mob which included dangerous extremists to attack the constitutional system of election and the peaceful transfer of power.”
Another committee member, Stephanie Murphy, bluntly stated that Trump’s tweets “served as a call to action, and in some cases as a call to arms, for many of President Trump’s most loyal supporters.”
Incidentally, the committee discovered that two of Mr. Trump’s closest backers, Flynn and political consultant Roger Stone, had connections to the right-wing extremist group, Oath Keepers.
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