The house select committee will reportedly show evidence that some Republicans sought a pardon from then-president Donald Trump for their roles in the January 6 attack on the US Capitol, members of the panel said Monday.
During last week’s hearing, Rep. Liz Cheney revealed that multiple GOP lawmakers had sought pardons from Donald Trump for their efforts to overturn the 2020 election, but committee members told The Washington Post that they would provide proof of those allegations during Monday’s hearing.
“We will show the evidence that we have that members of Congress were seeking pardons,” said Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA). “To me, I think that is some of the most compelling evidence of a consciousness of guilt. Why would members do that if they felt that their involvement in this plot to overturn the election was somehow appropriate?”
Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) added: “We’re not going to make accusations or say things without proof or evidence backing it.”
The revelation is one of the panel’s most explosive developments coming from the investigation into the Trump-led insurrection.
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