Jan. 6 Committee Explores the Toll of Trump’s Pressure Campaign
The select committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol attacks switched its focus to the life-altering
toll the president’s pressure campaign had on those who refused to endorse the Trump team’s baseless theories.
The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol took a modestly different approach to Tuesday’s hearing:
letting prominent elected officials and lesser-known poll workers share the personal and life-altering toll of the White House pressure campaign to interfere with the 2020 election.
Members of the select committee said the efforts to rope in former Vice President Mike Pence
“wasn’t an isolated incident” and happened “simultaneously” as former President Donald Trump and his allies zeroed in on state and
local elections officials to overturn the results. The officials, who are all Republicans,
specifically detailed how Trump’s world tried to erase President Joe Biden’s narrow leads in Georgia and Arizona through legally dubious practices.
“State legislators were singled out.