Lameduck Liz Cheney has accused Republican lawmakers asked President Trump for pardons pertaining to their January 6th actions. She specifically named Rep. Scott Perry (R-Penn.), chairman of the House Freedom Caucus.
“As you will see, Rep. Perry contacted the White House in the weeks after Jan 6. to seek a presidential pardon. Multiple other Republican congressmen also sought presidential pardons for their roles in attempting to overturn the 2020 election.”
The committee has not provided any proof that Cheney isn’t lying and I can’t imagine why because she is every bit as trustworthy as a fellow committee member Adam Schiff. Oh yeah, now I understand. Perry has denied that he ever asked for a pardon.
“The notion that I ever sought a Presidential pardon for myself or other Members of Congress is an absolute, shameless, and soulless lie.”
During an interview with Raskin on “State of the Union,” CNN host Dana Bash about Cheney’s allegations and what proof the committee has to back it up. Raskin turned to his best Gene Kelly impersonation and he danced around the question multiple times. He was asked to corroborate her statements, but he refused to answer Bash.
“How many of your colleagues in Congress did that? And what evidence do you have? Because you know that congressman Scott Perry is denying it.”
“Yes. Well, the seeking of pardons is powerful demonstration of the consciousness of guilt, or at least the consciousness that you may be in trouble. And that’s what’s so shocking about this. It’s not just one. It’s —”
“And you have evidence that has happened?” Bash interjected.
Raskin responded using passive language, claiming that “in due course” the details of the allegation “will surface.”
“So, yes, there’s evidence?” Bash followed up.
“Everything we’re doing is documented by evidence,” Raskin claimed, adding that “everything” the Jan. 6 Committee is doing is “based on facts.”
At no point in the interview did Raskin offer anything to prove the committee’s claims, nor did he directly answer whether the committee, in fact, has the evidence to prove that multiple GOP lawmakers sought presidential pardons.