Rep. Scott Perry to Rep. Liz Cheney: Your pardon story 'is an absolute shameless, soulless lie'
"This is a kangaroo court. And it's more fitting to be aired with the filth of scripted reality TV than masquerading as a newsworthy item," Perry said
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Rep. Scott Perry (R-Pa.) blasted Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) for claiming he sought a presidential pardon because he thought he may have done something wrong on Jan. 6.
On the John Solomon Reports podcast Friday, when asked if he did anything wrong on Jan. 6, Perry said, "No, of course not. I was in the Capitol doing my legislative duties on January 6."
"[T]he notion that I ever sought a presidential pardon for myself, or other members of Congress, is an absolute shameless and soulless lie," he added. "It's just simply no surprise, considering this latest fabrications come from a sham committee using a breathtaking abuse of power to conjure up political theater to destroy their opponents and … distract the American people from the economic and national security nightmare. This is a nightmare created by their one-party rule and quite honestly, rogue Republicans — and you know, Republicans in name only — and their compatriots on the radical left.
"This is a kangaroo court. And it's more fitting to be aired with the filth of scripted reality TV than masquerading as a newsworthy item, which is why I'm using all my time as a member of Congress to try to address the fact that Americans can't literally afford gasoline, groceries, their food, and … to suffer under the policies of those who control the sham committee."
Perry asked where the primetime committee hearing was for the Afghanistan withdrawal debacle and the inflation, border, and drug crises.
"[T]hat's what I'm working on and that's exactly what the American people demand Congress work on, not producing political theater to the tune of $8 million to destroy their opponents."
During the Jan. 6 committee hearing aired on TV Thursday, Cheney said, "As you will see, Rep. Perry contacted the White House in the weeks after January 6th to seek a Presidential Pardon."
She added, "Multiple other Republican congressmen also sought presidential pardons for their roles in attempting to overturn the 2020 election."