Multiple House Republicans on defensive over Jan. 6 panel testimony that they sought post-riot pardons

Multiple House Republicans on defensive over Jan. 6 panel testimony that they sought post-riot pardons

Multiple House Republicans on defensive over Jan. 6 panel testimony that they sought post-riot pardons Former top Department of Justice officials who testified thwarted the then-president's election subversion by threatening a mass resignation. A handful of House Republicans who strategized with Donald Trump about overturning the 2020 election hotly denied seeking pardons after the Jan. 6 select committee released testimony Thursday stating they’d pursued clemency from the former president after the Capitol attack. Several top Trump aides during the post-Jan. 6 period, including special assistant Cassidy Hutchinson and aide Johnny McEntee, described outreach to White House officials from multiple members of Congress seeking clemency: Reps. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.), Louie Gohmert (R-Texas), Scott Perry (R-Pa.), Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) and Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.). Additionally, according to the former Trump aides’ testimony, …
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