Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) says Donald Trump spoke volumes when he declined to say whether or not he known as any army or regulation enforcement authorities to quell the Jan. 6, 2021, assault because it was underway.
“I thought that was one of most telling exchanges of the interview, because he won’t say who he called, because he called no one to put an end to this,” Schiff informed CNN’s Jim Acosta on Sunday.
“He sat there for hours watching the Capitol be attacked. He sat there in the comfort and security of the White House dining room and watched that mayhem unfold,” he added. “People came in to urge him to do something, to say something, and he rebuffed them. No wonder he doesn’t want to answer the question.”
Schiff was discussing Trump’s interview with “Meet the Press” anchor Kristen Welker, which aired Sunday.
During one significantly outrageous trade, Trump sought in charge Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) for the Capitol riot, claiming the then-House speaker was “in charge of security” and will have prevented the violence if she’d accepted Trump’s provide days earlier to herald the National Guard.
This is fake on many ranges and has been comprehensively debunked. The House speaker is just not answerable for Capitol safety, for starters, and there’s no proof Trump ever issued such a directive.
Trump supporters hunted for Pelosi after breaching the Capitol, broke into her places of work and left threatening messages.
Trump made the Pelosi declare as Welker repeatedly pressed him to say whether or not he known as army or regulation enforcement to subdue the violence because the Capitol was below assault.
“I’m not going to tell you anything,” Trump stated.
Schiff stated the Pelosi blame was “also typical” of the previous president.
“He does nothing but project on to others his own lack of action, lack of morality, but it doesn’t fool anyone,” he stated.
In her personal response to Trump’s feedback, Pelosi stated one thing comparable.
“He knows he’s responsible for that, so he projects it onto others,” she informed MSNBC on Sunday.
Watch Schiff’s interview under.