The Moments I Remember From The First January 6 Committee Hearings

“Not only did President Trump refuse to tell the mob to leave the Capitol, he placed no call to any element of the United States government to instruct that the Capitol be defended. He did not call his Secretary of Defense on January 6th. He did not talk to his Attorney General. He did not talk to the Department of Homeland Security. President Trump gave no order to deploy the National Guard that day, and made no effort to work with the Department of Justice to coordinate and deploy law enforcement assets. But Vice President Pence did each of those things.” — Liz Cheney

“There were two or three calls with Vice President Pence. He was very animated, and he issued very explicit, very direct, unambiguous orders . . . he was very animated, very direct, very firm to Secretary Miller. ‘Get the Guard down here, put down this situation.’” — General Milley

“He said we have to kill the narrative that the Vice President is making all the decisions. We need to establish the narrative that the President is still in charge and things are steady and stable, or words to that effect. I immediately interpreted that as politics, politics, politics.” — General Milley

“Maybe our supporters have the right idea. Mike Pence deserves it.” — Donald Trump

“Whoever knowingly or willfully advocates, abets, advises, or teaches the duty, necessity, desirability, or propriety of overthrowing or destroying the government of the United States or the government of any State, Territory, District or Possession thereof, or the government of any political subdivision therein, by force or violence, by the assassination of any officer of any such government . . . Shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than twenty years, or both, and shall be ineligible for employment by the United States or any department or agency thereof, for the five years next following his conviction.”

“I can just remember my breath catching in my throat because what I saw was just a war scene. I saw friends with blood all over their faces. I was slipping in people’s blood. It was carnage.” -Officer Caroline Edwards

“I respect Attorney General Barr. So I accepted what he was saying.” — Ivanka Trump

“Yes.”

“Yes.”

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