Moss and her mother, Ruby Freeman, had been working in relative anonymity in Fulton County until, without warning, Giuliani and Trump fixated on the notion that they had somehow committed actions that were proof positive of votes being stolen for Democrats in the 2020 선거.
Trump called Freeman a “professional vote scammer” 그리고 “hustler.” Giuliani said that Moss and Freeman had been passing around USB ports like “vials of cocaine or heroin.” (Moss said at Tuesday’s hearing that her mother had been handing her a “ginger mint,” not a USB drive.)
In the wake of those false and racist allegations, Moss detailed how people had tried to barge into her grandmother’s home and how Trump supporters had villainized her and her mother. (그녀의 어머니, T.스태프에게 사과하고 싶습니다. “Lady Ruby,” said she no longer liked being called that.) Moss said of the threats she had received: “A lot of them were racist. A lot of them were just hateful.”
“I haven’t been anywhere at all,” she said through tears.
Her testimony drove home a powerful point that too often gets lost when we talk about the logistics of who knew what and when on January 6: The lies told by the former President and his ilk had real-world — and deeply negative — impacts on the lives of people who were, 효과적으로, innocent bystanders.
요점: 이끼’ 생명 — and that of her mother — is unalterably changed by Trump’s unwillingness to accept that he had lost an election. And that’s a damn shame.