Donald Trump "lit the wick" of the Capitol assault, according to the commission of inquiry

Donald Trump “lit the wick” of the Capitol assault, according to the commission of inquiry


A vital pedagogical exercise for American democracy began on Thursday, June 9, in a conference room. It was also an exceptional television moment, the sobriety of the actors only increased the intensity. The House of Representatives Commission of Inquiry held a first public hearing to trace the events that led to the January 6, 2021 assault on the Capitol by Donald Trump supporters. That dark day was “The culmination of a coup attempt”was briefed by Democrat Bennie Thompson, Mississippi, chair of the committee.

Sitting under a giant screen, the nine members of the commission sat in a solemn atmosphere, in front of a parterre fed by photographers. The hearing was carefully scheduled by Bennie Thompson and the commission’s vice chairwoman, Republican Liz Cheney (Wyoming). “January 6 and the lies that led to the insurrection endangered two and a half centuries of constitutional democracy.”, said Bennie Thomson, to frame the issue of the moment. But it was mostly Liz Cheney who made her mark at the audition. Becoming a Republican party scorner, despised by Donald Trump, she has been on a crusade for months to establish the truth on January 6, along with her party’s other elected member of the commission. Adam Kinzinger (Illinois). For former Vice President Dick Cheney’s daughter, this is the decisive battle in her political life, which allows for neither weakness nor half-measure.

Speaking in a strained, relentless but still controlled voice, Liz Cheney unfolded a veritable indictment against the former leader. “President Trump summoned the crowd, gathered the crowd and lit the wick of this attack.”she said. “For many months, she continued, Donald Trump oversaw and coordinated a sophisticated seven-part plan to overturn the presidential election and prevent the transfer of presidential power. ยป The committee, whose work will continue until the beginning of the school year, has therefore already concluded that the chairman was at the forefront of the “Attempted coup.” After January 6 and the failure of the project, his advisers even reportedly considered him “It was too dangerous to be left alone,” Liz Cheney added, also indicating that cabinet members were then discussing a possible invocation of Article 25 of the Constitution, with a view to removing the president.

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