Trump Jr. Testifies to Jan. 6 Committee About Plan to Overturn the Election
Trump Jr. questioned on his texts about steps the Trump campaign could take to prevent the certification of Joe Biden as the next President of the United States.
"We either have a vote WE control and WE win OR it gets kicked to Congress 6 January 2021," Trump Jr. wrote in a text to Mark Meadows.
Son of Former President Trump, Donald Trump Jr., testified before the January 6 Committee regarding his text messages with ideas on how the Trump campaign could overturn the 2020 Election.
Two days after the 2020 presidential election, Trump Jr. sent lengthy text messages to Mark Meadows, the White House Chief of Staff, with steps the Trump campaign could take to prevent the certification of Joe Biden as the next President of the United States.
"It's very simple," Trump Jr. texted to Meadows on November 5, adding: "We have multiple paths We control them all.
The November 5 text message outlined a strategy that is nearly identical to what allies of the former President attempted to carry out in the months that followed.
Trump Jr. made specific reference to filing lawsuits and advocating recounts to prevent certain swing states from certifying their results, as well as having a handful of Republican state houses put forward slates of fake "Trump electors."
If all that failed, according to the Trump Jr. text, GOP lawmakers in Congress could simply vote to reinstall Trump as President on January 6.
That option, according to Trump Jr.'s text, involves a scenario where neither Biden nor Trump have enough electoral votes to be declared a winner, prompting the House of Representatives to vote by state party delegation, with each state getting one vote.
"Republicans control 28 states Democrats 22 states," Trump Jr. texted. "Once again Trump wins."
"We either have a vote WE control and WE win OR it gets kicked to Congress 6 January 2021," Trump Jr. texted Meadows.
"We have operational control Total leverage," Trump Jr. wrote. "Moral High Ground POTUS must start 2nd term now."
“He’s got to condemn this [shit] Asap. The Capitol Police tweet is not enough,” Donald Trump Jr. also texted.
Trump Jr.’s text were a part of a chorus of leading Republicans all asking Trump to stop the violence at the Capitol on January 6th.
“Hey Mark, the president needs to tell people in the Capitol to go home … this is hurting all of us … he is destroying his legacy,” Laura Ingraham wrote.
“Please get him on tv. Destroying everything you have accomplished,” Brian Kilmeade wrote.
“Can he make a statement? … Ask people to leave the Capitol,” Sean Hannity wrote.
Then during Janaury 6th, Trump Jr. sent more texts to Meadows, saying “This his(sic) one you go to the mattresses on. They will try to f*** his entire legacy on this if it gets worse."