The select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack at the US Capitol played recorded interviews Thursday of former Donald Trump aides naming the Republican members of Congress who requested pardons in the days after the violent riot at the Capitol.
The following representatives requested pardons, according to testimony given:
* Representative Mo Brooks, of Alabama
* Representative Matt Gaetz of Florida
* Representative Andy Biggs of Arizona
* Representative Louie Gohmert of Texas
* Representative Scott Perry of Pennsylvania
* Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia
Days after the Capitol attack and the final attempt to overturn the election, Members of Congress requested pardons.— January 6th Committee (@January6thCmte) June 23, 2022
Five days after the attack on the Capitol, Representative Mo Brooks requested pardons for himself, Representative Gaetz, and others. pic.twitter.com/f0xLm5SKtT
Testimony at Thursday’s hearing also showed Trump hounded the Justice Department to pursue his false election fraud claims, striving in vain to enlist top law enforcement officials in his desperate bid to stay in power and hosting a dramatic Oval Office showdown in which he weighed replacing the agency’s leader with a more compliant lower-level official.