Former Gov. John Kasich (R-OH) told CNN’s “Situation Room” on Friday that the Jan. 6 House Select Committee hearings are making “hardcore” supporters of former President Donald Trump “sparkling.” in their defense of him. .
Anchor Wolf Blitzer said, “Today’s testimony was held behind closed doors, but was videotaped. It can therefore be assumed that significant parts of it could be made public during the next hearings, including as early as next week. What kind of impact would that have?
Kasich said: “Well, what interests me, Wolf, is that these hearings were supposed to end around June, but what we’re seeing is that they’re not scheduling hearings as late as ‘in August, which means that little by little they are finding more and more information and calling more and more relevant witnesses, so Cipollone is important in terms of the things that our guests have said here about confirming some things, but it’s also really interesting how they keep finding more and more people they want to call and testify.
He added, “You know, there’s another thing going on that I’ve noticed, Wolf, and that’s I like to say there’s a group of die-hard Trump supporters, and I think they become pasty. You know what that term means. They are pasty. They are weakening. They no longer stand up and defend it. They say, well, it’s time to move on. So these hearings, the accumulation of these hearings, very closely guarded hearings, weigh heavily on him and provide space for other Republicans to think about running for president.
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