Trump Rips 'Partisan Sleazebags' in Jan. 6 Committee Former President Donald Trump. (Rebecca Blackwell/AP)
By Theodore Bunker | Thursday, 03 February 2022 12:31 PM
Former President Donald Trump on Thursday released multiple statements criticizing the House select committee investigating the Capitol riot on Jan. 6, 2021, claiming that they are "corrupt" and "political hacks."
Trump on Thursday morning issued two statements from his political action committee, Save America, repeating his unverified claims of election fraud and ripping the panel as "highly partisan sleazebags."
"Why isn't the Unselect Committee investigating the massive ballot harvesting operation that has just been irrefutably reported, on tape, in Georgia and other Swing States? Game changer, among many other game changers!" Trump said in one statement.
In another statement, Trump claimed that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., should be "under investigation for not properly securing the Capitol" ahead of the riot, saying, "Capitol security was her job, not the President's, and the American people now know that.
"If she did with security what she should have, there would have been no 'January 6' as we know it. The Fake Unselect Committee wants nothing to do with that subject because they know it was the fault of Nancy Pelosi and, to a lesser extent, the Mayor of D.C. So, if I recommend Soldiers and if she refused to use them, why am I, and those around me, responsible for anything? We're not, plain and simple!”