(The Hill) — Republican Rep. Greg Steube (R-Fla.) deleted a tweet Thursday that blamed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) for a TV in Statuary Hall. CNN had actually used a green screen displaying this section of the US Capitol.
“In case you forgot that the January 6 committee hearings are purely for television hearings, Pelosi let The Communist News Network build a full television set where Abraham Lincoln’s office once stood,” Steube wrote:.
Steube’s tweet attached a photo of CNN anchor Jake Tapper and others discussing the third public hearing by the House committee investigating the January 6 attack on the US Capitol in front of the Statuary’s green screen. Lobby.
The hearing, televised in prime time on Thursday evening, explored tensions between former President Trump and former Vice President Pence over Trump’s campaign to pressure Pence to reject the 2020 election results. .
Trump and Pence experienced a rift when Pence resisted Trump’s urgings that the then-Vice President block certification of electoral votes that elected President Joe Biden to his office, an action the attorneys told the Trump administration was unconstitutional.
Pence was the target of threats and insults during the Jan. 6 uprising, when people marched on Capitol Hill saying “hang Mike Pence.” The committee said it was “steadfast” in its resistance to Trump’s bellicose calls to abuse its position.
“We’re lucky for the courage of Mr. Pence on January 6,” committee chairman Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) said during the hearing. “Our democracy came dangerously close to disaster.”
Trump and Pence have experienced further turmoil in their relationship since the end of the Trump administration, which came to a head when the two figures endorsed opposing candidates in Georgia’s Republican gubernatorial primary.
The pair are rumored to be planning a 2024 presidential election, pitting them against each other to a new extent.
Suggest a fix