A group of US lawmakers investigating Donald Trump will hold a new prime-time hearing on Thursday, focusing on what the former president was doing when his supporters stormed Congress on January 6, 2021.
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“For hours, Donald Trump refused to intervene to stop this attack,” said Liz Cheney, vice president of the parliamentary committee.
“You’ll hear that Donald Trump didn’t pick up his phone that day, to order his administration to hand in the police,” assured the elected official, one of the few Republicans who dared publicly criticize the billionaire.
On January 6, 2021, at the call of Donald Trump, thousands of Americans marched to Washington to protest the results of the presidential election won by Joe Biden. After hearing the President invite them to “march to the Capitol,” they attacked Congress in confusion.
Donald Trump took more than three hours to get them out of the compound in a video posted on his Twitter account.
“I know your pain, I know your pain,” he told his supporters from the White House gardens. “But we have to go home now.”
Demonstrators eventually withdrew from the outskirts of Congress after Washington’s mayor imposed a decreed curfew.