Jan. 6 Committee Chair Bans Trump From The Capitol?

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(TruthAndLiberty.com) – On Thursday, former House special committee on the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol attack chair Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.), criticized former President Donald Trump for daring to visit the Capitol for the first time since the attack. 

Thompson released a statement concerning Trump’s visit to D.C. where he questioned how Trump dared show his face on the Capitol grounds following the deadly insurrection. He added that the Congress GOP had allowed him to visit Congress halls when he had shown a complete disregard for democracy. 

In the morning, Trump had a meeting with House Republicans and a separate lunch with the Senate GOP at the National Republican Senatorial Committee’s headquarters.

This is the first time that Trump has returned to Capitol Hill since his supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, in an attempt to block the certification of the electoral college vote and block Biden from being officially elected as the U.S. President. 

Only two weeks before his visit to the Capitol, Trump was convicted by a 12-person jury in New York on 34 felony counts of falsifying business records as part of an attempt to conceal a hush money payment made to adult film star Stormy Daniels ahead of the 2016 presidential election. 

There are three felony indictments still remaining against Trump, two of which are related to his efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election results. 

In his statement, Thompson argued that Trump had shown disrespect for the rule of law and he has continuously divided and spread hate in the country. 

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