Trump Admits Desire to Visit Capitol on Jan. 6



Former President Donald Trump stated that he requested his Secret Service detail to take him to the Capitol after his speech on January 6th, 2021, a key detail in the investigation of the attack on the Capitol. During a rally, he also discussed disputed testimony from a White House aide that he physically struggled with Secret Service agents when they refused to take him to join his supporters marching on the Capitol. He has expressed regret in several interviews for not marching on the Capitol that day and reiterated that the Secret Service prevented him from doing so.

Donald Trump Requested Secret Service Drive Him to Capitol on Jan 6, 2021

Former President Donald J. Trump admitted during a campaign rally in Waukesha, Wis., that he asked his Secret Service detail to drive him to the Capitol following his speech at the Ellipse on Jan. 6, 2021. This revelation corresponds with the House committee’s findings regarding his role in the events of the day.

Trump denied a disputed element of testimony given by a former White House aide to the House Jan. 6 committee, that he physically overpowered Secret Service agents who declined his request to go to the Capitol.

“I sat in the back […] I said, ‘I’d like to go down there because I see a lot of people walking down. ‘They said, ‘Sir, it’s better if you don’t.’ I said, ‘Well, I’d like to.’” Trump recounted at the rally.

Joe Biden’s Campaign Reacts to Trump’s Remarks

The Biden campaign emphasized Trump’s admission of his intention to join what would become an attack on the Capitol to overturn the 2020 election results.

Trump has expressed in previous interviews regret for not accompanying his supporters to the Capitol that day, attributing his absence to his Secret Service detail.

Cassidy Hutchinson, a former White House aide, confirmed Trump’s conversation with Secret Service agents during a House Jan. 6 committee hearing. Hutchinson was not present in the car and her testimony was based on accounts from others.

Trump’s Reaction at the Rally

At the rally, Trump downplayed his requests to the Secret Service to take him to the Capitol. He then watched the resulting violence unfold on TV according to multiple former administration officials.

In a recent interview with Time, Trump stated he would “absolutely” consider pardoning those convicted or confessed to charges related to the Jan. 6 Capitol attack. He did not exclude the potential for political violence following the upcoming election.

“I think we’re going to win,” Trump said. “And if we don’t win, you know, it depends. It always depends on the fairness of an election.”

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