Before ending its nearly two-hour hearing, the Capitol Insurrection Investigating Committee released video footage of rioters saying former President Donald Trump had asked them to come to Washington on 6 January.
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“I was there because he called me there and he explained what was going on,” said one rioter.
Robert Schornak, another rioter, said what interested him in going to the Capitol that day was Trump’s request that his supporters be there.
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“You know, Trump only asked me for two things. He asked me for my vote. He asked me to come on January 6th,” Schornak said.
The June 9 hearing also highlighted the involvement of far-right groups Proud Boys and Oath Keepers.
Marcus Childress, counsel for the Jan. 6 committee, said members of extremist groups were spurred to arrive on Capitol Hill by a Dec. 19 tweet from former President Donald Trump.
The committee also shared details of a meeting between Proud Boys members in a parking lot the day before the attack, January 5. According to the committee’s investigation, the extremist groups taking part in the insurgency had made reference to a civil war. Some members of the Oath Keepers had set up “quick reaction forces” in Virginia “in case President Trump invokes the act of insurrection,” Childress said.