Former President Donald Trump has issued a 12-page rebuttal statement calling the House January 6 Committee hearings a “smoke and mirrors show” to distract from the economic and social upheavals Americans are enduring under the Biden administration.
“Seventeen months after the events of January 6th, Democrats are unable to offer solutions. They are desperate to change the narrative of a failing nation, without even making mention of the havoc and death caused by the Radical Left just months earlier,” Trump said, referring to the often destructive Black Lives Matter protests that raged across the country in 2020.
In its first hearing on June 9, the select committee presented evidence and testimony that favored their narrative on the violence at the Capital in early 2021, during a televised hearing that did not include rebuttal witnesses. Critics have blasted the hearings as overtly partisan.