In a Thursday post on his social media platform, Truth Social, former President Donald Trump attacked the House select committee investigating the January 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol – by repeating his usual lie about the 2020 election.
Trump complained that the committee had not studied “the reason” that a large number of people had gone to Washington that day. He said the presence of these people “was about an Election that was Rigged and Stolen, and a Country that was about to go to HELL.”
Facts First: Trump’s claim about the 2020 election is, again, a lie. The election wasn’t rigged and wasn’t stolen. Joe Biden won fair and square. There was a tiny smattering of voter fraud that was nowhere near widespread enough to have changed the outcome in any state, let alone to have reversed Biden’s 306-232 victory in the Electoral College.
Trump made the same false claim about the election being “stolen” in the January 6 speech he delivered in Washington before the riot; in the video message later that day in which he urged supporters to leave the Capitol; and on numerous other occasions before and since.