Trump Responds to Jan. 6 Committee Criminal Referrals

Former President Donald Trump responded Monday after the House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021 Capitol riots announced criminal referrals.

While the panel recommends that the Justice Department prosecute Trump, the DOJ is not required to follow the congressional panel’s recommendations.

“These people don’t understand that when they come after me, freedom-loving people will flock to me. That strengthens me. What doesn’t kill me makes me stronger 6, and that I went on TV and told everyone to go home…” Trump wrote on truth social.

The Committee of January 6th included various Democrats and two GOP lawmakers who were outspoken Trump critics — these two Republicans, Adam Kinzinger of Illinois and Liz Cheney of Wyoming, both tuned to impeach Trump after the January 6 riots.

While the House of Representatives voted to impeach Trump following the January 6, 2021 episode, Trump was eventually acquitted when 57 senators voted to convict, a number that fell short of the threshold required for a conviction — the Senate vote took place after Trump had already left office.

trump who served as president from early 2017 to early 2021, lost his 2020 re-election bid to Democrat Joe Biden — the former president announced last month that he will run for president again during the 2024 election cycle.

While Trump remains hugely popular with conservatives, he could face challengers during the GOP presidential primary.

A group of House Democrats are backing legislation designed to bar Trump from ever holding office again. Trump Responds to Jan. 6 Committee Criminal Referrals

Laura Coffey

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