Tuesday, June 28, 2022

It Was Un-American

As a staffer that worked to always represent the administration to the best of my ability and to showcase the good things that he [President Trump] had done for the country, I remember feeling frustrated and disappointed, and really it felt personal.  I -- I was really sad.  As an American, I was disgusted.  It was unpatriotic.

It was un-American.  We were watching the Capitol building get defaced over a lie, and it was something that was really hard in that moment to digest, knowing what I've been hearing down the hall and the conversations that were happening.  Seeing that tweet come up and knowing what was happening on the Hill, and it's something that I -- it's still -- I still struggle to work through the emotions of that.

-- Cassidy Hutchinson, former aide to Trump White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, testifying to the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, when asked about a tweet in which the president said the vice president did not have the courage to do what needed to be done, 28 June 2022

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