Among other alleged offenses, the House Committee on the January 6 protests unanimously recommended the Department of Justice charge 45th President Donald Trump with rebellion.
On Monday, the final report was approved by the seven Democrats and the two anti-Trump Republicans on a 9-0 vote. This report suggested four different criminal charges against Trump. The full list of allegations includes rebellion, obstruction of a congressional hearing, conspiracy to make false statements, and conspiracy to defraud the United States.
The obstruction charge stems from allegations that Trump gave the then-Vice President Mike Pence the order to reverse the Electoral College results. The first charge centers on how Trump allegedly assisted in the spread of “misinformation” about the 2020 election and pressured state officials to look into allegations of election fraud.
The committee’s allegations that Trump encouraged his supporters to demonstrate on Capitol Hill on January 6 are what led to the insurrection accusation, which directly links him to the demonstrations that day.
“We have every confidence that the work of this committee will help provide a roadmap to justice, and that the agencies and institutions responsible for ensuring justice under the law will use the information we’ve provided to aid in their work,” Thompson added.
Despite purportedly having “lost the 2020 election,” the Mississippi Democrat claimed that President Trump “broke the faith” that people have in a democracy and that Trump “chose to try to stay in office through a multi-part conspiracy to overturn the results and delay the transfer of power.”
The former President is “unfit for office,” according to Liz Cheney, one of the two anti-Trump Republicans on the committee, and should never be permitted to “serve in any position of power in our nation again.”