Trump Slams Jan. 6 Committee in Speech During Evangelical Christian Conference
Former Pres. Donald Trump slammed the Jan. 6 committee at the Road to Majority conference on Friday, spending most of his 90-minute speech criticizing the House of Representatives’ investigation into the Capitol Siege back in 2021, also calling on Republicans to “investigate” the committee.
“When Republicans retake control of Congress, they should turn the table on the Democratic show trial and immediately launch a full investigation into the egregious abuse of power that has taken place in the name of Jan. 6,” the former president said.
He also mentioned that the House should subpoena Speaker Nancy Pelosi, although he reserved special criticisms for Reps. Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger. He said, “He cries every time he speaks. I think he’s got a mental disorder.”
Trump delivered his speech to a crowd gathered for the Road to Majority conference. The said event took place at Gaylord Opryland in Nashville. The former president spoke following several GOP starts, including Sens. Tim Scott and Lindsey Graham (S.C.), Rick Scott (Fla.), Joni Ernst (Iowa), and Marsha Blackburn (Tenn.).
The House’s Jan. 6 committee is looking into the Capitol attack in 2021. It alleges that the former president’s insistence that the 2020 election has been stolen urged the people to violently storm the Capitol building as Congress convened for the certification of electoral college votes.
Apart from Jan. 6 Committee, Trump also slams Mike Pence and Bill Bar
In his speech, Trump also said he never called former Vice Pres. Mike Pence a “wimp” for not being able to block the certification for the said elections, as the committee investigators claimed in Thursday’s hearing.
“I never called Mike Pence a wimp,” the former president said, adding that he only believed “Mike Pence had a chance to be great,” but he “did not have the courage to act.”
“Mike Pence had no choice but to be a human conveyer belt,” he also stated.
Trump’s Atty. Gen. Bill Bar also could not do anything out of fears of impeachment. “Bill Barr was afraid of certain things, and you know what they were — ‘don’t impeach me!'”
On Thursday, Rep. Bennie Thompson, co-chairman of the Jan. 6 Committee, mentioned on Thursday that Pence displayed courage in resisting Trump’s desire to stop the certification.
“When Mike Pence made it clear that he wouldn’t give in to Donald Trump’s scheme. Donald Trump turned the mob on him — a mob that was chanting Hang Mike Pence. A mob that had built a hangman’s gallows just outside the Capitol,” he said.
Trump has described the Jan. 6 Committee as an “unselect committee” and has said it has as much credibility as the Russia investigation, which, he claimed, has been “totally debunked.”
The Road to Majority Conference is hosted by the Faith and Freedom Coalition, annually attracting thousands of prominent conservative and Republican figures to promote socially conservative principles in U.S. politics.