Donald Trump has been under the scrutiny of the House Select Committee to investigate the insurrection at the US Capitol on January 6, 2021. During last night’s prime-time hearing, several videos were shown that exposed the former President as he repeatedly resisted efforts by White House staffers to denounce the violent riot that attempted to overturn a democratic election. Some of the outtakes from his videos from that day were shocking.

The entire premise of the January 6 demonstrations was built on a lie perpetrated by Donald Trump. Before the votes were even counted, Trump began to espouse a conspiratorial and false theory that the election had been stolen. Trump then spent months getting his supporters fired up for a huge rally at the Capitol building during Congress’ joint session to certify the electoral vote count.

After sitting idle for over three hours as the chaos ensued, then-President Trump was finally convinced to make a statement calling off the rioters. In the outtakes from that video, Trump shows more concern for spreading the big lie than he does for peace in Washington. As his most trusted staff and family members pleaded with him to tell the rioters to go home, Trump continued to insist on spreading his election misinformation.

As Trump filmed the first video in the White House rose garden, he struggled with certain words that were in the script. Trump is on film refusing to say that the rioters broke the law. He also would not say that the election was over, which it had been for months.

The January 6 Committee successfully painted a picture that Donald Trump only called off the insurrection when faced with threats of being removed from office. Trump has no remorse for the infamous events of that day. The committee has presented bullet-proof evidence showing Trump’s desire and actions to subvert American democracy.

The rule of law and a full belief in it is what makes our government institutions work. Donald Trump showed that he has no respect or regard for such a thing. It will be very interesting to see if the Department of Justice acts on the mountain of evidence presented against the disgraced former President.

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Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a news contributor for Ringside News and Thirsty for News. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

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