Trump Says ‘Real Insurrection’ Happened on Election Day, Praises Pence’s Jan. 6 Comments

Former President Donald Trump on Wednesday dismissed the January 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol as a “day of protesting” and said the “real insurrection” happened on November 3, the day of the 2020 election.

In June, after failing to garner support from Republicans, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi formed a select committee to investigate the events of January 6. Criticizing the move as a partisan play, Trump has railed against the two Republicans Pelosi appointed to the committee, calling them RINOs (Republicans in Name Only) and dismissing the probe as a “witch hunt” against him.

In his statement on Wednesday, Trump said the committee should conclude that the “real insurrection happened on November 3rd, the presidential election.” January 6, he said, was a “day of protesting the fake election results.”

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