Donald Trump should not be eligible to run for office again, according to the House Select Committee looking into the uprising on January 6, 2021. The advice is one of the panel’s recommendations in its final report, which was issued late Thursday night and provides a thorough summary of its findings on how Trump and his supporters attempted to rig the 2020 presidential election.
The 845-page report, which is based on more than 1,000 interviews, documents, emails, texts, and phone records, and a year and a half of inquiry, claims that Trump “oversaw” the questionable effort to nominate fictitious electors in seven states that he lost. It claims that the evidence demonstrates that he actively tried to “transmit fraudulent Electoral College ballots to Congress and the National Archives” despite objections from his attorneys that doing so might be illegal.
In a symbolic gesture on Monday, the committee referred Trump to the Justice Department on at least four criminal accusations while also asserting in its executive summary that it had proof supporting potential charges of conspiring to obstruct or damage an officer and seditious conspiracy.
The overwhelming and obvious conclusion drawn from the evidence is that former President Donald Trump was the primary cause of the events on January 6th, and many others followed him. Without him, none of the January 6th events would have occurred, according to the report.
Bennie Thompson, a Mississippi Democrat who serves as the committee’s chair, declared on Monday that he has “every confidence” that the committee’s work will help create a blueprint for justice and that the institutions and agencies in charge of safeguarding that justice is done according to the law will use the data we’ve offered to help with their work.