House Select Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson (D-MS) said Friday on MSNBC’s “Deadline” that he would welcome former President Donald Trump to testify before the panel investigating the 6 January at the Capitol.
Thompson said, “What we need to do is make sure that at that point the public understands that people didn’t just leave the eclipse and walk to the Capitol. The Proud Boys and others had already gathered at the Circle of Peace, watching the Capitol and making sure that once they wanted to breach it, they went to the most vulnerable site. They went to an area that was the least guarded. They made sure that individuals entered there in a certain area, and when reinforcements entered, they had reinforcements. So it was a planned effort. You can see it on the video. We wanted to prove that this was not something that just happened. It wasn’t a normal congressional tour and it wasn’t a traditional speech. It was a riot. It was an insurgency planned and orchestrated by Donald Trump.
Anchor Nicolle Wallace said: ‘I have to ask you this, purely based on your responses this afternoon. If Donald Trump asked to come and testify before the committee, would you accept this request? »
Thompson said, “Yes.”
Wallace said, “Wow. OK. Well, we’ll keep our eyes peeled.
Thompson said: “We welcome the former president. He will have to take an oath. He is a citizen. And if he thinks he can come to our committee under oath and perjure himself, then I would suggest he doesn’t come.
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