VIDEO: The House Select Committee’s hearings on the Jan. 6 Capitol attack, day 6
Two years after completing a White House summer internship, Cassidy Hutchinson was in the room where former President Donald Trump’s top aides debated how they could overturn his election loss. The 25-year-old former aide to chief of staff Mark Meadows testified Tuesday at a surprise hearing of the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection.
Hutchinson disclosed new details about what Meadows and Trump knew about possible violence at the Jan. 6 rally. She testified that she heard Trump demand that attendees not be screened, saying, “I don’t effing care that they have weapons. They’re not here to hurt me.”
The former president also intended to join them at the Capitol despite grave warnings. That’s according to chilling new testimony about the angry president grabbing at the steering wheel of the presidential SUV and using vulgar language in a desperate attempt to force security aides to let him join the scene as a mob of rioters was storming the Capitol.
Read a recap from NPR: Hutchinson testifies Trump knew crowd was armed before urging them to march