Trump Accused Of Doing The Unthinkable

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Could they be telling the truth?

During the Jan. 6 House Select Committee’s Tuesday (June 21) public hearing, the emphasis was on showing how former President Donald Trump’s baseless claims resulted in state officials and local election workers receiving violent threats and harrassment from the former President’s supporters.

A considerable portion of Tuesday’s hearing showcased the impact Trump’s efforts to remain in office had created a risk of violence before the Jan. 6 Capitol attack.

The committee heard in-person testimony from Wandrea “Shaye” Freeman Moss, an election worker that is seen on a widely circulated video Trump and his allies used to falsely call the integrity of the state election process into question.

Most testified that she and her mother became targets for some Trump supporters, revealing that the former President’s unfounded allegations upended her life.

Moss recalled how the events turned her “life upside down” and how the accusation continues to affect her.

“I no longer give out my business card. I don’t transfer calls. I don’t want anyone knowing my name,” Moss revealed to lawmakers, adding, “I don’t go anywhere with my mom. I don’t go to the grocery store at all. I haven’t been anywhere at all. I’ve gained about 60 pounds.”

Before Moss gave her statement on how Trump’s false allegations of widespread election fraud, Republican Speaker of the Arizona House of Representatives, Rusty Bowers, testified how Trump and his attorney Rudy Giuliani attempted to pressure him to create a panel of state lawmakers to investigate election fraud following Biden’s victory in the state.

When Bower refused, he recalled how his office and home were flooded with threats, harrassment, and protests, that are ongoing.

“At home, up until even recently, it is the new pattern or a pattern in our lives to worry what will happen on Saturdays,” Bower testified.

He then went on to state the kind of harrassment he and his family faces, including having “video panel trucks with videos of me, proclaiming me to be a pedophile and pervert and a corrupt politician, and blaring loudspeakers in my neighborhood and leaving literature both on my property and arguing and threatening with neighbors and with myself.”