Jan. 6 hearings: Rep. Scott Perry calls declare he sought Trump pardon a ‘soulless lie’


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Rep. Scott Perry, R-Pa., reacted Friday to claims he requested pardons for unspecified involvement within the Jan. 6 riot on the White Home.

Perry mentioned anybody claiming he made such a request for himself or anybody else was telling a “soulless lie.”

“The notion that I ever sought a Presidential pardon for myself or different Members of Congress is an absolute, shameless, and soulless lie,” Perry mentioned on social media Friday.

Perry was reacting to a declare from Rep. Liz Cheney throughout Thursday’s Jan. 6 committee listening to that he – together with a number of different unspecified Republicans – requested a presidential pardon following the riots.

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Chairman Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., makes remarks during the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol markup in Cannon Building, Dec. 1, 2021.

Chairman Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., makes remarks in the course of the Choose Committee to Examine the January sixth Assault on america Capitol markup in Cannon Constructing, Dec. 1, 2021.
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“As you will note, Rep. Perry contacted the White Home within the weeks after January sixth to hunt a Presidential Pardon,” Cheney claimed Thursday. 

She went on to assert Perry was not alone, and that a number of Republicans made related requests. She continued, “A number of different Republican congressmen additionally sought presidential pardons for his or her roles in making an attempt to overturn the 2020 election.”

Any proof of Perry or some other members requesting such pardons has not but been offered. 

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FILE - Rep. Scott Perry, R-Pa., takes a question from a reporter at a news conference held by the House Freedom Caucus on Capitol Hill in Washington, on Aug. 23, 2021. 

FILE – Rep. Scott Perry, R-Pa., takes a query from a reporter at a information convention held by the Home Freedom Caucus on Capitol Hill in Washington, on Aug. 23, 2021. 
(AP Picture/Amanda Andrade-Rhoades, File)

Lawmakers on the Jan. 6 committee on Thursday evening mentioned Trump “spurred a mob of home enemies” to assault the Capitol in an effort to “subvert American democracy” and overturn the 2020 presidential election. 

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Cheney additionally pointed to congressional leaders who “begged” Trump for assist, together with Republican Chief Kevin McCarthy, who was “‘scared’ and referred to as a number of members of President Trump’s household after he couldn’t persuade the president himself.”

“Not solely did President Trump refuse to inform the mob to go away the Capitol, he positioned no name to any ingredient of america authorities to instruct that the Capitol be defended,” Cheney mentioned. “Trump didn’t name his secretary of protection on January sixth. He didn’t discuss to his lawyer common. He didn’t discuss to the Division of Homeland Safety.”

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Thursday’s listening to was simply the primary of seven televised hearings anticipated within the coming weeks. The following hearings have already been introduced for Monday and Wednesday of subsequent week.

Fox Information’ Brooke Singman contributed to this report.



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