MAGA Congressman to Seek Revenge Against Jan. 6 Committee That Investigated Him

Rep. Scott Perry, who the Jan. 6 committee said sought a pardon for his involvement in attempts to overturn the 2020 election, wants to turn the tables on the panel that investigated him now that the Republicans have gained a majority in the House.

Perry, who leads the House Freedom Caucus that claims members such as Reps. Lauren Boebert and Matt Gaetz, dismissed Stephanopoulos’ concerns, saying, “Everybody in America is innocent until proven otherwise. I would say this, the American people are really, really tired of the persecution and instruments of federal power being used against them.”

When Stephanopoulos pointed out that it might be a conflict of interest for Perry to join the House GOP investigation of the Jan. 6 committee, Perry responded, “So should everybody in Congress that disagrees with somebody be barred from doing the oversight and investigative powers that Congress has?”

According to news reports and the Jan. 6 investigation, Perry was closely involved in the efforts to subvert democracy and declare Trump the winner of the 2020 election, even though the former president lost by millions of votes. And former Trump White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson testified that Perry spoke to her directly about requesting a pardon from Trump.



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