Former Republican Congressman and cyber intelligence expert Denver Riggleman warns that at least three dozen GOP House members should be investigated for their roles before and during the January 6th attack on the Capitol.
Riggleman worked as a researcher for the select committee during the early days of their investigation before leaving in April, combing through millions of lines of data that the former legislator said can’t be “unseen.”
Once you see the data, you can’t unsee it.
And if you understand the data, you want others to see and understand it.
When it’s time
— Denver Riggleman (@RepRiggleman) February 12, 2022
The Virginia businessman didn’t refrain from naming names – specifically calling out Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO), for her actions on that infamous day. Riggleman told MSNBC’s Mehdi Hasan she is one of the three dozen who hasn’t been called to testify before the investigative panel – and should be.
When you look at Lauren Boebert, there’s actually over three dozen active members that are on the Meadows text messages, Mehdi. So, Lauren, even though I would love to talk to her about her 1776 tweet and also her tweet about Pelosi, which either you are ignorant about operational security, or you are directed and you’re doing things you shouldn’t be doing.
“What she did was just ridiculous and unconscionable. We still have over three dozen members on the Meadows text messages that we still need to talk to, as far as I’m concerned.”
Ex-adviser @RepRiggleman says he’d give the work of the 1/6 Cmte. a grade of 8.8: “The 1.2 off of that 10 is the lack of speed,” he tells @mehdirhasan. “Data is perishable, time is paramount. … We still have 3 dozen members on the Meadows text messages we need to talk to.” pic.twitter.com/gLsgXUqyuI
— The Mehdi Hasan Show (@MehdiHasanShow) October 24, 2022
In nine televised hearings, the Jan. 6 Committee has exposed a deeply rooted coup plot from the top down. Riggleman recently revealed that his research uncovered a call placed from the White House switchboard to an insurrectionist while the violent attack was unfolding.
A significant number of House Republicans, 147 to be exact, voted against certifying President-elect Joe Biden’s win. Several attended a late-night session at the White House in December 2020 to discuss the plan to pressure then-Vice President Mike Pence to violate his oath of office and the Electoral Count Act.
With a book to sell, Riggleman has come under scrutiny for his seeming change of heart. As Hasan pointed out, not only did the conservative willingly join the Republican “Freedom Caucus,” but voted with Donald Trump over 90% of the time.
Great point, but in this case, the data speaks for itself.
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