(ReclaimingAmerica.net) – Former President Donald Trump has been blasting the House Select Committee investigating the January 6, 2021, Capitol riots and calling it a “theatrical production of partisan political fiction.”
He has also called the hearings a “witch hunt,” similar to every other investigation of his campaigns and time as President.
“Ultimately, these hearings can be viewed as the conundrum that the Republican Party faces with a third presidential campaign and prospective nomination of President Trump,” Sam Nunberg, a former adviser to the 2016 Trump campaign, said.
“He certainly is going to be the favorite when he announces, and I think it’s when,” he added. “But this has taken the veneer off, I think, of the inevitability.”
The first three public hearings from the House committee have been painting the picture that Trump was repeatedly told that there was no evidence for widespread voter fraud in 2020, but these claims of his led to the insurgence of Jan. 6.
An ABC News-Ipsos poll showed that 60 percent of people believed the investigation was fair and impartial, and 34 percent followed the hearings closely.
The poll also indicated that 58 percent of respondents believed that Trump bore responsibility for the events and should be charged.
Trump has released a 12-page document following the committee’s first two hearings in which he disputed many of the claims made. He has also taken to Truth Social to criticize and blast the committee.
He has also accused the committee of “spinning a fake and phony narrative in a chilling attempt to weaponize the justice system against their political opponents.”
Doug Heye, a former spokesperson for GOP lawmakers and the Republican National Committee, said, “It’s obviously having an effect because we’re hearing from him.” He added, “But what that effect is ultimately going to be, it’s way too early to tell.”