What was Trump’s 7-point plan to overturn 2020 elections
The Jan 6 committee held its first public hearing on June 9
Committee Vice-Chair Liz Cheney said Trump spurred on rioters
On January 6, 2021, Trump supporters stormed the US Capitol
The January 6 committee probing the Capitol riots held its first public hearing on Thursday, June 9. At the hearing, committee Vice Chair Liz Cheney, R-Wyoming and daughter of former Vice-President Dick Cheney, said Donald Trump, the 45th President of the United States of America had a seven-point plan to overturn the 2020 Presidential elections.
“On the morning of January 6, President Donald Trump’s intention was to remain president of the United States, despite the lawful outcome of the 2020 election and in violation of his Constitutional obligation to relinquish power,” Cheney said in her opening statement at Thursday’s hearing.
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She further said the rioters who breached the Capitol and fought with police were spurred on by Trump’s rhetoric and claim that the election was stolen from him.
Donald Trump’s seven-point plan to overturn the 2020 elections, according to a Jan 6 committee source, as reported by CNN was:
1. President Trump initiated a massive effort to spread false and fraudulent information claiming that the 2020 election was stolen from him.
2. Trump corruptly planned to replace the Acting Attorney General, so that the Department of Justice would support his fake election claims.
3. Trump corruptly put pressure on Vice-President Mike Pence to refuse to count certified electoral votes in violation of US Constitution and law.
4. Trump pressured state election officials and state legislators to change election results.
6. Trump summoned a violent mob in Washington and directed them to march on the US Capitol.
7. Amid the violence, Trump ignored multiple pleas for assistance and failed to take immediate action to stop the violence.
The first public hearing is based on the Select Committee’s initial findings. The Department of Justice is working with cooperating witnesses and has disclosed limited information. “President Trump summoned the mob, assembled the mob and lit the flame of this attack,” Cheney said, echoing what she had said in 2021 when she voted to impeach Donald Trump.