This comes after a former senior official in the U.S. Capitol Police accused two of the department’s top officials of failing to properly share vital intelligence in the days ahead of the Jan. 6 insurrection, crippling the response to the attack.
A pro-Trump mob stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6 to try to stop the counting of electoral college votes affirming President Biden’s win. In the worst attack on the seat of democracy since the War of 1812, four people died and an officer who had been sprayed with a powerful chemical irritant, Brian D. Sicknick, suffered a stroke and died the following day. Some 140 members of law enforcement were injured as rioters attacked them wielding flagpoles, baseball bats, stun guns, bear spray and pepper spray.
"The highly partisan Unselect Committee is just a sideshow to distract America from massive failures by Biden and the Democrats. What happened to the Capitol would have never happened if the people in charge did their job and looked at the intelligence. They abandoned the officers on the ground, just like Biden abandoned Americans in Afghanistan. Instead of holding bad leaders accountable, the Democrats are going after innocent staffers and attacking the Constitution."
As he continually fights under executive privilege to block subpoenas of his administration's aides, advisers, and staffers, Trump added a call to end the Jan. 6 investigation.
His written statement went on as follows:
"Why is the just released bombshell January 6th whistleblower report being ignored by the mainstream media? Based on this high ranking Capitol Police official's report, these partisan hearings must stop at once."
Trump, who declared in his Save America rally speech Saturday in Iowa that the Biden administration is leaving the United States in "ruin," called the Jan. 6 Select Committee stacked with Democrats and never-Trumpers, Reps. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., and Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., a continuation of the never-ending "witch hunt."
"This is yet another continuation of the radical left's witch-hunt — led by Shifty Adam Schiff and his crew who misled America on RUSSIA, RUSSIA, RUSSIA, the 'Perfect' Ukraine phone call, the Mueller report scam, and so much else. Now Shifty, who couldn't get a job with the administration, is at it again. Radical left Democrats are rapidly destroying America!" The former president concluded his statement.
Kinzinger pledged Monday that despite Trump's invoking executive privilege, those subpoenaed to testify before the Jan. 6 Select Committee will be compelled to appear or potentially face contempt charges.