Inquiry into the storming of the Capitol: Trump’s sights

This hearing ends deeply human. Unlike on the previous three days, the nine committee members will not take the exit on the right behind the podium, on which they always sit next to each other and the public, like on a judge’s bench present their accumulated evidence.

On Tuesday, they rise from their seats and walk to the row of tables where the Witnesses are sitting. Democratic committee chair Bennie Thompson, his Republican deputy Liz Cheney, party colleague Adam Kinzinger, Adam Schiff, who conducted the hearing that day: One after the other, they offer heartfelt hugs to the two women who have just testified, Georgia poll worker Shaye Moss and her mother Ruby Freeman.

threats of violence and death

What the two African American women reported at the meeting of the investigative committee shows the delusional zeal with which Donald Trump tried to overturn the result of the 2020 presidential election – and what consequences this still has for those who opposed it today.

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In the case of the two women, this happened simply because Shaye Moss was doing her job. She tells how Trump suddenly claimed that she was a professional election fraudster and how his supporters then racially abused her and threatened her with imprisonment and death. So much so that like all the other poll workers she worked with in the Fulton district at the time, she no longer wants to do that job.

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