GOP Rep. Liz Cheney, the vice chair of the Jan. 6 committee, on Thursday said Rep. Scott Perry of Pennsylvania and “multiple other Republican congressmen” sought pardons from the then-US President Donald Trump after Jan. 6, 2021.

During the committee’s prime-time hearing on Thursday night, Cheney said, “Representative Perry contacted the White House in the weeks after January 6th to seek a presidential pardon. Multiple other Republican congressmen also sought presidential pardons for their roles in attempting to overturn the 2020 election.”

It is reported that Perry didn’t speak at the pro-Trump rally on Jan. 6, 2021, but was a key player in multiple aspects of Trump’s effort to undermine the 2020 election — and the committee has sought his testimony.

Earlier it was reported that Reps. Andy Biggs, Mo Brooks and Paul Gosar were among some Republicans who feared their legal exposure and sought clemency. 

They were ultimately not pardoned, nor were charged Jan. 6 insurrection defendants who also lobbied for pardons.

Top advisers around Trump, including his family, told Trump not to pardon himself, his family or any GOP lawmakers prospectively.

The hearing on Thursday night was providing eyewitness testimony from the first police officer pummelling in the mob riot and from a documentary filmmaker who tracked the extremist Proud Boys as they prepared to fight for Trump immediately after the election and then led the storming of the Capitol.

The investigations are being conducted by lawmakers, in the legislative powerhouse of the United States. New laws seem like the obvious solution to make sure such mobs are not invited again. However, this would require a bipartisan effort.

It is likely that Republican lawmakers will use the filibuster if such legislation is proposed in Congress. While the House of Representatives might just go through with new laws, a thinly-divided Senate is likely to vote against them.