Trump’s anger at Yang. Committee 6 embarrassed McCarthy

Former President Trump complained on Tuesday that Jan. There was no “cross-examination” at the Committee 6 hearing, once again drawing attention to the top House Republican, who he said left him largely defenseless.

Commission of Inquiry Jan. On August 6, 2021, the attack on the Capitol suddenly announced hearings on Tuesday with just one day’s notice. The only witness was Cassidy Hutchinson, former assistant to Trump White House chief of staff Mark Meadows.

Hutchinson delivered bombshell evidence. Under oath, she recalled that she was told that Trump attacked a secret service agent when trying to get to the Capitol Jan. 6. Trump said her story was “fake”, “sick” and “fraudulent”.

“This so-called witness is not being cross-examined,” Trump wrote on his Truth Social. “It’s a kangaroo court!”

While Trump’s post is directly aimed at Hutchinson, it is also a covert criticism of House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Bakersfield). Trump repeatedly accused McCarthy for allowing the Democrats to create a select committee with seven Democrats and only two Republicans, both of whom were chosen by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco).

McCarthy withdrew all the members he selected for the committee after Pelosi rejected the representatives. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) and Jim Banks (R-Ind.), citing their spread of misinformation related to Jan. 6. This resulted in the commission using its subpoena powers, combined with live and recorded testimony, to present a largely undeniable narrative of Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 election results.

Republicans who disagreed with the committee’s presentation were forced to resort to social media posts and news releases rather than face-to-face interrogations. For now, however, Ordinary Republicans backed McCarthy’s decision – at least publicly – and instead blamed Pelosi for not having more GOP representation in the panel.

“None of this would be possible if Kevin McCarthy had sitting dicks.” tweeted Kurt Bardella, former GOP House aide who now advises the Democratic National Committee and House Democratic campaign headquarters. “Recorded testimony is not done that way. Hearings don’t work that way. There is no completeness of the work of the committee # on January 6”.

McCarthy Fox News told this week that he made the “right decision” and that he and Trump are “doing well.”

Tuesday’s hearing also revealed some of McCarthy’s actions on the day of the attack.

Hutchinson told the committee that she received a call from McCarthy on 1 January. 6 after Trump announced he was on his way to the Capitol during a rally on the Ellipse. The committee showed texts she sent to Anthony Ornato, Trump’s deputy chief of staff. “McCarthy just called me too,” read one message. Another quoted McCarthy’s question: “Do you guys think you’re going to my office?”

Hutchinson told the band that she was in a tent backstage when the call came in, noting that “when you’re backstage, you can’t hear what’s going on in front of you.”

“So when Mr. McCarthy called me with this information, I answered the call and he seemed hurried, but also upset and angry at me,” Hutchinson said. “I was confused because I didn’t know what the President had just said.”

McCarthy told her, “The President just said he was going to the Capitol,” she testified. “You’ve been telling me all this week that you won’t come here. Why would you lie to me?”

Hutchinson insisted that she did not lie to McCarthy.

“Well, Cassidy, he just said that on stage,” McCarthy retorted, according to her testimony. “Understand. Don’t come here.”

“I said I would check it and send you a message,” she said. “I assure you we will not go near the Capitol. We have already made this decision.”

“He insisted a little more, believing me, but I think he was disappointed that the president said this,” Hutchinson added of McCarthy, “and after that we ended the phone conversation. I called Mr. Ornato to confirm that we are not going to the Capitol, which is also in our text messages. I sent Mr. McCarthy another text telling him in the affirmative that we weren’t climbing the Capitol, and he didn’t reply after that.”

This anecdote shows how vehemently the top Republican in the House of Representatives wanted the President to stay out of the Capitol on a day when dozens of Republicans in the House of Representatives were opposed to the approval of Joe Biden’s electoral college victory.

Jan. Meadows warned Hutchinson 2 days ago that “things could get really, really bad on January 1st. 6,” she said.

White House adviser Pat Cipollone also warned Hutchinson ahead of the January 1 morning rally. 6 “Please make sure we don’t go near the Capitol,” she told the committee.

“We will be charged with every conceivable crime if we carry out this move,” she told Cipollone.