Former President Donald Trump’s reaction Thursday to another powerful day of testimony before the House Select Committee investigating the U.S. Capitol riot was to demand the impossible again: proof of a rigged presidential election.
“The only thing that has not been discussed by the Unselects in any way, shape or form, is the irrefutable evidence of ELECTORAL FRAUD AND MASSIVE and utterly pervasive IRREGULARITIES that took place in the election 2020 presidential election. They refuse to go,” he posted.
It was not discussed because it never happened. A litany of testimony from former Justice Department officials on Thursday — and in previous sessions — has refuted Trump’s “irrefutable” claims.
Trump appears to be ignoring the information in the hearings the same way he ignored responses from his Justice Department, various state officials and US Attorney General William Barr: The rigged election allegations were without foundation. A number of specific allegations have been refuted in detail.
Trump insisted to Truth Social that it would be “impossible” for the January 6 hearing to “refute or challenge what is presented to them.” To the Unselects, I ask, LET’S PROVIDE STATE BY STATE.
Neither he nor his supporters have provided such evidence.
Arizona House Speaker Rusty Bowers (R) testified on Tuesday that Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani asked him to suspend election votes because ‘200,000 illegal immigrants’ and more than 5,000 ‘died “voted in the state. Bowers told Giuliani he wanted names and was promised he would get them, he said. Despite repeated requests, he never received a single name, Bowers said.
Last week, Trump noted on Truth Social that the “Deselection Committee refuses to debate the election results, the reason for the massive Jan. 6 crowd, because they can’t.”
In a separate Thursday post, Trump asked, “What about the massive ballot box stuffing shown … by the highly respected and credible (2000 Mules) Patriots of Truth.” He was referring to a discredited “documentary”, which drew a mocking laugh from the former attorney general during Barr’s testimony.
“I guess it’s OK for deselection? Such lies! Trump added in his message.