Election officials detail brazen pressure campaign and ‘horrible’ harassment at the 4th January 6 hearing

Chairman Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., hugs Wandrea “Shaye” Moss, a former Georgia election worker, after she testified as Ruby Freeman, mother of Moss, hugs Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif.

State and local officials testified about a pressure campaign following the 2020 election.
Trump and his allies tried to strongarm state officials and send fake electors to Washington.
Two former Georgia election workers also detailed “horrible” threats and harassment they recieved.

The House select committee investigating January 6 showcased in bracing detail how President Donald Trump and his allies pressured Republicans to overturn the election, leading to threats against both high-profile officials and regular workers. 

The committee’s fourth hearing highlighted three Republican officials who found themselves on the receiving end of Trump’s intense pressure campaign: Arizona House Speaker Rusty Bowers, Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger and Georgia Secretary of State Chief Operating Officer Gabriel Sterling.

It also featured the testimony of Wandrea “Shaye” Moss, a rank-and-file local election worker from Fulton County whose life was upended by Trump’s allies making her the center of their false accusations that the 2020 election in Georgia was rigged. 

“The point is this, Donald Trump did not care about the threats of violence,” Rep. Liz Cheney said at the beginning of the hearing. “He did not condemn them, he made no effort to stop them.” 

Rusty Bowers, Arizona state House Speaker, testifies before the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.

A top Arizona Republican threw cold water on Trump and Giuliani’s claims

On Tuesday, Trump preemptively sought to discredit Bowers before his testimony in a statement attacking Bowers as a “RINO” and said Bowers told him the 2020 election was rigged. 

But in powerful testimony, Bowers firmly rebuked Trump’s claims and described how he stood up to an intense pressure campaign.

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Source:: Businessinsider

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