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Key Takeaways from Fourth January 6th Committee Public Hearing

  • The Committee showed how Trump’s pressure campaign affected state election officers and local election workers.

 

  • Arizona House Speaker Rusty Bowers testified that President Trump pressured him to break his oath to find election fraud. 

 

  • Testimonies by Ruby Freeman and her daughter, Shaye Moss, highlighted the real life impact of doxxing election workers over false allegations of election fraud. 

The House Select Committee on January 6th held its fourth public hearing on Tuesday, June 21st to show how former President Trump pressured state election officials to overturn the results of the 2020 election. 

 

The Committee also heard testimony from an Arizona elected official and Georgia election workers about the impacts of Trump’s actions.

 

5 Key Moments

  • Former President Trump advanced a plot to replace the voters’ electors with fake electors to overturn the election results, according to testimony from RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel.

  • Republican Speaker of the Arizona House Rusty Bowers testified that former President Trump asked him to hold a hearing to investigate false allegations of fraud. Bowers, who supported the president in the election, told him: “you are asking me to do something against my oath, and I will not break my oath.”

  • Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger told the Committee that former President Trump asked him to find 11,780 extra votes for Trump that did not exist.  

  • Ms. Ruby Freeman, a Georgia election worker, testified that Trump falsely accused her and her daughter, Ms. Shaye Moss, of counting fraudulent votes. Ms. Freeman had to leave her home for two months and go into hiding after the FBI warned her of credible violent threats.

  • Ms. Shaye Moss, a Georgia election worker, described violent and racist threats she received. Ms. Moss also testified about a break-in at her grandmother’s house inspired by public attacks on her and how traumatic it has been.

 

The next Committee hearing will be on Thursday, June 23rd at 3 p.m. ET.

 

Find the latest news on January 6th and read the timeline of events that day. 

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