- Former White House staffers have identified six GOP lawmakers who apologized in connection with Jan. 6.
- Liz Cheney previously said Republican Rep. Scott Perry was an apologist.
- Delegates were named Andy Pix, Mo Brooks, Matt Gates, Louis Gomert and Marjorie Taylor Green.
At least six Republican members of Congress have now publicly identified themselves as apologizing to the White House under President Donald Trump in the wake of the January 6, 2021 riots in the U.S. Capitol, former Trump aides testified in the House. Committee investigating the deadly insurgency.
GOP representatives Andy Pix of Arizona, Mo Brooks of Alabama, Matt Gates of Florida, Louis Kohmert of Texas, Marjorie Taylor Green of Georgia and Scott Perry of Pennsylvania have all apologized to Trump for trying to thwart the 2020 election. The former White House aides said in a series of recorded statements issued in Capitol Hill on Thursday.
Trump White House aides John McKendy, Cassidy Hutchinson and Eric Hershmann are GOP House lawmakers – drawing a picture of what most of them look like. Already proposed by the select committee – Legal protection was sought from future trial in the set of clips played by the January 6 selection committee during the Fifth General Hearing.
The list of identified members may grow further. Committee staff released a picture of the email Brooks sent to the executive, which meant “apologies.”
In it, Brooks writes on behalf of Gates, and urges “Trump to issue a public (all-purpose) apology to the following groups: every congressman and senator who voted to reject Electoral College ballots in Arizona and Pennsylvania.”
Biggs, Brooks, Gaetz, Gohmert, Perry and Taylor Greene have been cited as former Trump White House aides and lawmakers who apologized for sitting down to debate with House investigators. Cassidy Hutchinson, who worked with then-White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, said Ohio’s Rep. Jim Jordan discussed possible apologies, but did not specifically apologize.
Gates did not deny the allegations, he wrote Twitter Select Committee is “unconstitutional”
House GOP lawmakers, who have been named as apologists, teased the revelation at the start of Thursday’s hearing on Thursday, January 6, when co-chair of the selection committee, Liz Cheney.
“At the end of today’s hearing, we will watch a video testimony of three members of Donald Trump’s White House staff. Initial comments.
Cheney had already named Perry During the first hearing of the panel Investigators have found evidence that sitting members of Congress persuaded the former president, who was in a state of confusion before leaving office, to clear up if anything had gone wrong.
Perry, who was recommended by the panel for contact with former Justice Jeff Clark, denied the allegations.
“It is a complete, shameless and soulless lie that I apologize to myself or to other members of Congress,” Perry said. Wrote On social media.
“Total coffee junkie. Tv ninja. Unapologetic problem solver. Beer expert.”