(Portland) US President Joe Biden on Saturday called the latest testimony and video evidence provided by lawmakers investigating the 2021 Capitol attack, which includes a video calling on House leaders for help, on Saturday.
Posted yesterday at 10:39 PM.
Biden spoke on an unannounced visit to an ice cream parlor in Oregon where he is involved in Democrat Tina Kotik’s campaign against the governor, calling it “absolutely overwhelming” the dossier submitted by members of the inquiry.
“I think the testimony and the video is really overwhelming. I do my best not to comment and see what happens. But the US president told reporters, ‘I think it’s overwhelming.”
“But if you say more about it, you will ask me – and rightly so – if I am trying to influence the prosecutor. That is not the case. I have not spoken to him at all.”
On Thursday, the House Inquiry into the Capitol Intrusion, which includes seven Democrats and two Republicans, released a video showing congressional officials desperately pleading for help during the storming.
At the committee’s last hearing before the crucial November midterm elections in the United States, lawmakers released unprecedented footage of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and others standing in a safe place.
The committee also concluded its hearing by summoning former President Donald Trump to testify about his role in the storming of the Capitol.
The decision emerged as a dramatic conclusion to a hearing that was influential in itself, in which the committee provided new evidence that Donald Trump planned to claim victory in the 2020 presidential election regardless of the results.
Citing evidence collected by the commission, Zoe told the hearing that the former president had a ‘premeditated plan’ and drafted it months before the vote to claim he won election night regardless of the number of votes.