Former Trump White House deputy press secretary Sarah Matthews is bashing House Republicans for calling her a liar during her January 6 appearance to the committee.

In a Wednesday night interview with CNN, the former Trump adviser stated that it was an “embarrassing look” for House Republicans to accuse Rep. Elise Stefanik, the chair of the GOP Conference, of lying while she was testifying against former President Donald Trump.

Matthews testified at the 8th January 6 hearing on July 21, media reports say. She joined a long list of former White House workers who have described what Trump’s top officials were doing at the onset of the Capitol riots in 2021.

The last ground-breaking testimony came from Cassidy Hutchinson, who was also a staffer at the former President’s White House. 

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Who is Sarah Matthews?

Sarah Matthews was the Deputy Press Secretary at the White House during the Trump administration. While not much is known about her personal life, Matthews’ Twitter bio suggests that she is a native of Ohio.

Sarah Matthews’ Linkedin profile says that she pursued her graduation in Public Relations from Kent State University, which is also located in Ohio.

Matthews, 27, currently works as the Communications Director US House of Representatives’ Select Committee on the Climate Crisis. She was also previously the communications head for House Committee on Energy and Commerce. 

Sarah Matthews reportedly had a high-level security clearance while working at the White House as the Deputy Press Secretary. This meant that Matthews may have been aware of how the top White House staffers were working before the January 6 riots.

She reportedly resigned as the Deputy Press Secretary of Donald Trump‘s White House right after violence broke out at the United States Capitol.

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What has Sarah Matthews said so far about the Capitol riots?

Any direct statements from Matthews to the January 6 committee has been concealed until her public hearing appearance on Thursday. Matthews, however, spoke out in support of Hutchinson after her testimony concluded.

“Anyone downplaying Cassidy Hutchinson’s role or her access in the West Wing either doesn’t understand how the Trump WH worked or is attempting to discredit her because they’re scared of how damning this testimony is,” Sarah Matthews wrote in a social media post.