Former President Donald Trump on Monday slammed Democrats and “people” who “didn’t do their jobs” while blaming them for the deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol by his own supporters on January 6.
“The highly partisan Unselect Committee is just a sideshow to distract America from MASSIVE failures by Biden and the Democrats. What happened to the Capitol would have never happened if the people in charge did their job,” he said.
He then blamed the Capitol Police and Democrats for ignoring intelligence ahead of the vote that indicated Trump’s supporters were ready for a riot.
“They abandoned the officers on the ground, just like Biden abandoned Americans in Afghanistan,” Trump claimed. “Instead of holding bad leaders accountable, the Democrats are going after innocent staffers and attacking the Constitution.”
He then went off on Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) for “RUSSIA, RUSSIA, RUSSIA” and “the ‘Perfect’ Ukraine phone call.”
Trump supporters have continued to blame Pence for refusing “to do his job,” but now are trying to find ways to blame Democrats and the Capitol Police.
Trump was still in office at the time of the attack. According to several former officials, Trump had to be convinced to tweet out a plea for his supporters to stop their violence.