As the January 6 House Select Committee reveals information about Republican lawmakers’ involvement in the attempted coup during the hearings on their investigation this month, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-New York) has said that the public deserves to know which members of Congress have sought pardons for their involvement in the Capitol attack.
Interview with CNN’s Dana Bash on Sunday, Ocasio-Cortez said that her Republican colleagues should divulge whether or not they’ve requested a presidential pardon for their involvement in planning or executing the attack.
“When you don’t know which of your colleagues were part of a potential conspiracy, then we need to find out” whether they were, Ocasio-Cortez said, pointing to Rep. Lauren Boebert’s (R-Colorado) tweets about House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-California) whereabouts during the attack and Boebert’s “provocative” statement that “[t]oday is 1776.”
“Frankly, from a lot of behavior that we have seen both in committee [and] inside the workings of the House, I believe that every member of Congress should be able to answer this question,” Ocasio-Cortez went on, adding that she is “more than willing to offer that [I]The White House did not grant a pardon to him before or after January 6, or frankly at any time. And I believe that it’s a very simple question.”
The progressive lawmaker reiterated this point Monday, asking her colleagues to reveal if they have ever sought pardons while in office. “[E]very person in this country deserves to know if their elected official believed enough that they were committing a crime to seek one,” she said on Twitter. “Kind of important info.”
Last week The January 6th committee was revealed that Rep. Scott Perry (R-Pennsylvania) is one of “multiple” Republicans who asked for a pardon from President Donald Trump for their role in the attack.
Documents and testimonies have shownPerry connected Trump with Jeffrey Clark, a Justice Department lawyer who worked with Trump’s administration to devise a plan to oust then-acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen, who refused Trump’s demands to overturn the 2020 presidential election. Perry’s office has denied the allegation that the representative sought a pardon.
Rep. Adam Schiff (D.California), member of the Committee told ABC on Sunday that the committee “will show the evidence that we have that members of Congress were seeking pardons” in weeks to come. “To me, I think that is some of the most compelling evidence of a consciousness of guilt,” Schiff said.
On Friday, Ocasio-Cortez tweeted at Boebert, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Florida)And Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Georgia)They directly inquired if they were among the people who asked Trump for a preemptive Pardon for the attack. According to Rolling StoneJanuary 6 planners have been named Boebert and Greene as lawmakers who helped plan the rally that would turn violent after Trump’s speech, among others. Former aide of Mark Meadows, the former Chief of Staff at the White House. has also namedBoebert, Gaetz, and Greene were part of a group that discussed the possibility of overturning the election together with the White House.
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