The committee also has enough evidence to prove that several Republican members of Congress asked Trump for forgiveness after the assault on the Capitol, Raskin said.
“Asking for forgiveness is a powerful demonstration of awareness of guilt, or at least awareness that you might be in trouble,” he told Bash. “That’s what’s so shocking about it. It’s not just one.
Raskin said the committee will release more details about who applied for a “timely” pardon.
Appearing on ABC’s “This Week,” Rep. Adam Schiff (D-California), chairman of the House Intelligence Committee and a member of the Jan. 6 panel, reiterated that the committee “will show the evidence we have that members of Congress were asking pardons.
“To me, I think this is one of the most compelling evidences of a conscience of guilt. Why would the members do this if they felt that their involvement in this conspiracy to nullify the election was in some way appropriate kind?” he said. “So we will present the evidence that we have, as the vice president pointed out, as well as evidence of other actions that have been taken by members of Congress.”
On Thursday, Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), vice chair of the Jan. 6 committee, said Rep. Scott Perry (R-Pa.) was one of the lawmakers who contacted the White House to request a grace. Perry was a major player in Trump’s attempt to void the election, linking Trump to Jeffrey Clark, a Justice Department official who supported Trump’s efforts, according to testimony and documents obtained by the committee.
Pear denied the chargecalling it “a shameless, soulless lie”.
After the hearing, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (DN.Y.) caught on Twitter ask Republican Representatives Lauren Boebert of Colorado, Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia and Matt Gaetz of Florida if they asked for forgiveness.
On Sunday, Ocasio-Cortez told Bash that “every member of Congress” should be able to respond whether or not they’re asking for forgiveness.
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