Jaime Herrera Beutler urges ‘patriots’ to talk about Donald Trump call
Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Wash., speaks during a Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee hearing about the COVID-19 response on Capitol Hill in Washington. Image via AP.

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“That’s when, according to McCarthy, the president said: ‘Well, Kevin, I guess these people are more upset about the election than you are.’”

A Republican from Washington state who was one of 10 GOP House members who voted to impeach former President Donald Trump late Friday urged people with knowledge of conversations Trump had during the Jan. 6 Capitol riot to come forward.

Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler said in a statement House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy told her he spoke with Trump as rioters were storming the Capitol. She said McCarthy asked Trump to publicly “call off the riot” and told Trump the violent mob were Trump supporters, not far-left antifa members.

In her statement, released via Twitter, Herrera Beutler said: “That’s when, according to McCarthy, the president said: ‘Well, Kevin, I guess these people are more upset about the election than you are.’”

The congresswoman’s disclosure comes as the U.S. Senate is conducting Trump’s impeachment trial, which is to resume Saturday. On Friday Trump’s defense team denied he had incited the deadly riot and said his encouragement of followers to “fight like hell” at a rally that preceded it was routine political speech.

U.S. House members who are acting as prosecutors in the impeachment say Trump was the “inciter in chief” who spread election falsehoods, then encouraged supporters to come challenge the results.

Herrera Buetler, who represents Washington’s 3rd Congressional District in the southwestern part of the state, said she has relayed parts of her conversation with McCarthy before to constituents and local media.

She then called on people with knowledge of Trump’s conversation with McCarthy to speak out.

“And to the patriots who were standing next to the former president as these conversations were happening, or even to the former vice president: if you have something to add here, now would be the time,” she said.

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Republished with permission from the Associated Press.

Associated Press


4 comments

  • Sonja Fitch

    February 13, 2021 at 1:34 pm

    Profiles of cowards. It is pathetic to watch the goptrump death cult sociopaths and the GOPQ. There are over half of the Republican Senators that can and will do the right thing. They will find Trump guilty as charged. This is for America. This ain’t no political heehaw. This is for America! The two goptrump death cult sociopaths from Florida, little Marco and Nazi Rick are grasping at bs. This vote shall break both if they vote to support Trump. Vote Democrat up and down ballot in Florida for the 2022 elections.

  • teel

    February 13, 2021 at 6:28 pm

    This week has been a major win for Patriots. You can join us and those that want to save our country.

    President Trump is not like all those other politicians who has promised and then abandoned us, he delivered.

    Take and moment to realize… Your Vision of the GOP is over.

    Patriots are rising up across the US. First course of action is too unseat all RINO’s and change the direction of the Rep. party forever.

    Remember everything President Trump did for every American.

    Do not forget, today is the morale boost many have needed.

    So My fellow deplorable – We are not finished yet. Do not forget how far we’ve come and always remember where we still need to go.

    Nothing can stop what is coming. NOTHING.

  • James Robert Miles

    February 14, 2021 at 7:44 am

    @teel, You and your ilk are right-wing fascist losers who WILL BE Stopped. Thus is the U.S., not some authoritarian state like Russia. I suggest that you move elsewhere because you don’t represent the U.S. in ANY way, thank God!! The GOP will either change or become part of the trash heap of history!

  • Sonja Fitch

    February 17, 2021 at 4:36 am

    This “patriots” bs is pathetic. “Patriots” of the racist sexist scum of the goptrump death cult of sociopaths and the kooks of the GOPQ! White men you have been used by cult leader Trump! You ain’t the first to fall victim to a cult or going to be the last. But take your “patriots” bs and get a reality check. Vote Democrat up and down ballot for the elections in 2022.

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