Trump slams Democrats' Jan. 6 hearings: 'desperate to change the narrative of a failing nation'

The former president issued a 12-page rebuttal Monday, when the Democrat-led panel held its second televised hearing

Updated: June 14, 2022 - 12:32pm

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Former President Trump has released a 12-page response to the Democrat-led House committee's investigation and now public hearings on the Jan. 6 Capitol riots – saying they are an attempt to divert Americans' attention from a "failed nation" under Democratic Party leadership.

Trump issued the wide-ranging rebuttal Monday, when the panel held its second televised hearing, that also included his continuing belief that the 2020 election that he lost was rife with voting fraud and vows to replace Democrats with Republicans of his choice in the midterm elections.

Democrats "are desperate to change the narrative of a failing nation, without even making mention of the havoc and death caused by the Radical Left just months earlier," Trump wrote in the message sent through his Save America PAC. "Make no mistake, they control the government. They own this disaster. They are hoping that these hearings will somehow alter their failing prospects."

In the statement, Trump continues to push his long-held stance that the 2020 election was stolen from him. Much of the committee's focus during its Monday hearing centered on aides and those in Trump's inner circle telling the former president that the election was not stolen or rigged. 

Trump, in the statement, also reiterates some of his most popular election 2020 refrains, including zeroing in on the extra time it took after Election Day for Pennsylvania and Michigan to count ballots – citing evidence from the recently released Dinesh D'Souza Documentary "2000 Mules."

"As we near the midterm elections, we’re watching the Swamp creatures circle the drain as true Americans step up to replace the corrupt Establishment with patriots who will fight for our freedoms," Trump also wrote, suggesting he will likely continue to focus on the issue of the 2020 election through the midterm and possibly beyond.

"Americans are struggling to fill their gas tanks, feed their babies, educate their children, hire employees, order supplies, protect our border from invasion, and a host of other tragedies that are 100% caused by Democrats who obtained power through a rigged election, and the people of our country are both angry and sad," he continued.

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