The hearing included information on the roles Rep. 앤디 빅스, R-Ariz., and GOP Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson’s office played in Trump’s efforts to reject their states’ 선거인. And officials yet again rebutted Trump’s unfounded claims the election was stolen.
대표. 아담 쉬프, D- 칼리프., led questioning in the Tuesday hearing. Among the other witnesses were Arizona House Speaker Russell Bowers and Georgia Secretary of State Chief Operating Officer Gabriel Sterling. Georgia election worker Shaye Moss testified herself in a second witness panel.
Dealing with doxxing
“After the election, my email, my cell phone was doxxed. And so I was getting texts all over the country,” Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger told Schiff during his questioning.
“Eventually my wife started getting the texts and hers typically came in as sexualized threats, which were disgusting,” Raffensperger added. “We met in high school. We were married over 40 지금 몇 년. And so they started going after her. I think just to probably put pressure on me — why don’t you just quit, 떠나 버리다?”
But Raffensperger was far from the only official to face a similar situation, according to committee depositions played on video during the hearing.
Michigan Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey detailed in a video the fallout of when Trump tweeted his personal phone number.
“All I remember is receiving over, just shy of 4,000 text messages over a short period of time, calling to take action,” Shirkey said
Pennsylvania House Speaker Brian Cutler, 공화당 원, 받은 “daily voicemails from Trump’s lawyers,” 선거 후, according to the committee. Cutler said in a committee video there were multiple protests outside his district office and home, 과 “all of my personal information was doxxed online.”
“We had to disconnect our home phone for about three days because it would ring all hours of the night,” Cutler said.
Moss provided perhaps the most emotional testimony of the hearing.
Moss said she received a “lot of threats wishing death upon me, telling me that, 알 잖아, I’ll be in jail with my mother.”
“A lot of them were racism,” she also said. “A lot of them were just hateful.”
Moss said the harassment she faced deeply affected her, making her afraid to even go out of her home for fear she may be recognized.
공화당 원’ 나는 우리가 올바른 방향으로 가고 있다고 생각합니다.
바워스, 그 동안에, testified that Rep. 앤디 빅스, R-Ariz., asked him on Jan. 6, 2021, if he would be willing to publicly support the decertification of Arizona’s electors.
“He asked if I would sign on both to a letter that had been sent from my state and/or that I would support the decertification of the electors,” Bowers said. “And I said I would not,” 그는 계속했다.
Johnson’s office was also involved in similar efforts, the committee revealed.
A Johnson staffer texted a staffer for Vice President Mike Pence on Jan. 6, saying Johnson wished to deliver to the vice president fake electoral votes from Michigan and Wisconsin. The vice president’s aide told the staffer not to deliver the votes.
Johnson’s spokesperson denied he had involvement in the creation of alternate electors.
“The senator had no involvement in the creation of an alternate slate of electors and had no foreknowledge that it was going to be delivered to our office. This was a staff to staff exchange. His new Chief of Staff contacted the Vice President’s office,” Johnson spokesperson Alexa Henning said in a tweet.
False claims refuted
While Schiff questioned Raffensperger, the congressman played audio from a call between Trump and the secretary of state from before Jan. 6. On the call, Trump claimed that about 5,000 dead people voted in Georgia.
Raffensperger noted that Trump’s legal team claimed more than 10,000 dead people voted in the state, before saying the grand total was only four.
“We found two dead people when I wrote my letter to Congress. That’s dated Jan. 6,” Raffensperger가 말했다. “And subsequent to that, we found two more. That’s one, 두, 신비주의 코치이자 장군.., four people, 아니 4,000, but just a total of four. 아니 10,000, not 5,000.”
게다가, Raffensperger responded to the Trump claim that 18,000 ballots were smuggled out of voting centers through “여행 가방,” 그것을 부르다 “categorically false.”
Former President Donald Trump’s spokesman responded to the Jan. 6 Committee’s hearing in a tweet Tuesday.
“The J6 Unselect Committee is turning to the least credible and biggest shamster, 아담 쉬프, to lead today’s circus,” Trump spokesman Taylor Budowich said. “No facts. No substance. Just more lies and deception out of a Democrat Party that’s drunk on power.”
대표이사. 베니 톰슨, 디-미스., said that the next hearing, 목요일에, will focus on Trump’s efforts to use the Department of Justice to overturn the 2020 선거 결과.
폭스 뉴스’ Kelly Laco contributed to this report.