In its executive summary, the 1/6 committee singled out that Kayleigh McEnany appeared to be testifying on talking points and was ambiguous.
Kayleigh McEnany served as President Trump’s press secretary on Jan. 6.she
The testimony came early in the investigation. McEnany appeared to concede that President Trump: (1) should have instructed his violent supporters to leave the Capitol earlier than he ended up on January 6;
(2) The judgment of the court should be respected; (3) It is wrong to publicly claim that Dominion voting machines stole the election.but
One passage of McEnany’s testimony seemed vague, as if she was testifying from prepared talking points. In many cases, McEnany’s testimony did not appear to be as forthright as her press office staff, who testified for what McEnany said.
For example, McEnany, writing his tweet at 2:38 p.m. Jan. 6, questioned President Trump’s refusal to condemn the violence and urge the crowd at the Capitol to act peacefully.
However, one of her deputies, Sarah Matthews, told the select committee that McEnany informed her otherwise: McEnany and other advisers who dined at the restaurant with President Trump convinced him to send the tweet, but that
“…she said he didn’t want to put it in, they put it through different wording, mentioned peace, and in order for him to agree to include it, it was Ivanka Trump who came up with ‘keep the peace’ and he agreed included that language in the tweet, but he initially refused to mention any kind of peace.” When the select committee asked “whether Ms. McEnany described in any way the extent of the president’s resistance to including peace,”
“It’s just that he didn’t want to include it, but they got him to agree to the ‘keep the peace’ wording,” Matthews replied.
Committee invites public to compare McEnany’s testimony with
Testimony of Pat Cipollone, Sarah Matthews, Judd Deere, and others.
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House Republicans will work hard to damage the credibility of the 1/6 committee report, which has so many witnesses and is able to corroborate its findings.
It’s a form of lying for people like McEnany to think they can recuse themselves before the committee, but the committee knew so much and was well prepared that they were able to call her in the executive brief.
Criminal referrals are bad news Everyone associated with the Trump White House, If the summary is any indication, those who tried to deceive the committee will also blot the historical record.
Jason is the managing editor. He is also a congressional correspondent for the White House Press Fellowship and PoliticusUSA. Jason has a BA in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, specializing in social reform movements.
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