Former President Donald Trump had a scathing response to the House Jan. 6 Committee after they unanimously voted to recommend that the Justice Department pursue criminal charges over his handling of the Capitol riot.
The House Select Committee concluded their nearly 18-month probe by making 17 findings, including that Trump plotted to overturn the 2020 election sent armed rioters to the Capitol.
As a result, they issued four criminal referrals against the 45th President on Monday.
The committee recommended that Trump be charged with four crimes which included, “obstructing an official proceeding, conspiracy to defraud the government, making knowingly and willfully materially false statements to the federal government, and inciting or assisting an insurrection,” according to CNBC.
Trump lambasted the nine-person panel, which consisted of seven Democrats and Republicans Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger, in a lengthy statement on Truth Social.
“These folks don’t get it that when they come after me, people who love freedom rally around me. It strengthens me. What doesn’t kill me makes me stronger,” Trump began defiantly on Monday night.
“Americans know that I pushed for 20,000 troops to prevent violence on Jan 6, and that I went on television and told everyone to go home,” he continued.
Trump said that the select committee’s investigation into him is essentially a ploy to keep him from running for office again.
“The people understand that the Democratic Bureau of Investigation, the DBI, are out to keep me from running for president because they know I’ll win and that this whole business of prosecuting me is just like impeachment was — a partisan attempt to sideline me and the Republican Party.”
He called out the Democrats on a number of issues, including Biden’s botched withdrawal from Afghanistan, the ongoing border crisis, and the latest accusations in “The Twitter Files,” amongst other accusations.
“Think of it! The Radical Left Democrats (Communists), SPIED on my campaign, lied to the FISA COURT, lied to CONGRESS, allowed an INVASION of our COUNTRY on the Southern Border, EMBARRASSED us in Afghanistan, gave away our Energy Independence, killed us on job losing Regulations.”
He added that they “wouldn’t use the 10,000 plus soldiers I recommended for Jan 6th, refused to look into Election Fraud-the reason for Jan 6th, Rigged & Stole the 2020 Election, allowed Ballot Stuffing, FBI/Facebook/Twitter & Biden CRIME!”
Trump directly took aim at both President Biden and his son Hunter for the “massive number of crimes” he accused them of committing.
“They’re right there, documented and 100% certain,” he wrote. “And I’m the one that the Corrupt and Partisan Unselect Committee goes after … I did nothing wrong!”
The Justice Department does not have to charge Trump with any of the the crimes recommended by the nine-member panel, but they already have a special counsel investigating him.
“We understand the gravity of each and every referral we are making today, just as we understand the magnitude of the crime against democracy that we described in our report,” said Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md.
“But we have gone where the facts and the law lead us and inescapably they lead us here.”
While Trump was incensed by the criminal referrals, liberal celebrities lauded the select committee on Twitter.
“The January 6th Committee did invaluable work in underscoring the conspiracy to stop the lawful transfer of power following the 2020 election,” Barbara Streisand wrote on Monday.
“Donald Trump thinks he was a better President than Washington and Lincoln,” she continued. “He claims he won the popular vote when he lost it badly twice. He is delusional and clearly unfit for the Presidency.”
“4 criminal referrals to the DOJ for Donald Trump,” Hocus Pocus witch Bette Midler tweeted.
“The January 6th Committee just laid out an entire roadmap for the DOJ to indict Trump,” said actor Billy Baldwin. “Do you believe in Santa now?”
“Today, December 19, 2022 marks the first day of accountability for a lifetime of Criminality of Donald J. Trump,” gloated Stand By Me director Rob Reiner.
“Are Democrats aware that if they somehow stop Trump from running for President… they DEFINITELY get DeSantis?” Questioned conservative comedian Tim Young.
Donald Trump Jr. simply reminded woke Twitter about how the presidential election was actually interfered with.
“The FBI colluded with Big Tech to censor the Hunter Biden laptop scandal and interfere in the 2020 election to stop Trump,” he wrote. Pass it on.”