The House Select Committee investigating the January 6 Capitol attack showed on Monday how former President Donald Trump still pushed ahead with his false election fraud claims, despite being repeatedly told he had fairly lost to President Joe Biden.
During the second day of live televised hearings, the panel detailing the events which led up to the insurrection at the Capitol showed in live and recorded testimony how Trump stubbornly refused to concede that he did not in fact beat Biden in 2020.
Instead of admitting defeat, Trump instead went on to push even more outlandish claims—including that Dominion voting machines were rigged in favor of Biden despite no evidence to back this up—as well as pin his hopes on dozens of court cases that were virtually all thrown out.
After weeks of ignoring advice from his campaign advisers, top government officials and even his own family members, Trump’s insistence that the so-called “Big Lie” was the truth resulted in a mob of his supporters storming the Capitol on January 6, 2021, in an attempt to stop Congress certifying the election results in favor of Biden.
“The January 6 committee has done a good job ‘getting inside Trump’s head’ and showing the American people that Trump knew that his election fraud claims were bogus,” Neama Rahmani, former federal prosecutor and president of West Coast Trial Lawyers, told Newsweek.