Cheney: Scott Perry asked for forgiveness for his role in trying to overturn 2020 election results

Perry was a major player in then-President Donald Trump’s attempt to nullify the election, linking Trump to Jeffrey Clark, a Justice Department official who backed Trump’s efforts, according to testimony and documents obtained by the committee.

Cheney explained Thursday how the former president was about to appoint Clark as acting attorney general, and that the former president wanted Clark to send a letter to Georgia and five other states saying that « the US Department of Justice had “identified significant concerns that may have impacted the outcome of the election.

« This letter is a lie, » Cheney said.

Perry, who is now chairman of the pro-Trump House Freedom Caucus, repeatedly pushed then-Trump chief of staff Mark Meadows to implement the plan to sow doubt in the election results.

“Mark, I just checked as time continues to tick,” Perry texted Meadows on Dec. 26, 2020, according to messages released by the selection panel. “11 days at 1/6 and 25 days at the inauguration. We gotta go! »

Those efforts were halted after other Justice Department leaders threatened to resign if Trump went ahead with selecting Clark as attorney general.

Perry did not comply with a subpoena for his testimony, and as POLITICO reported last week, the select committee was told Meadows burned papers after meeting the Republican in his House office. White. The meeting took place in the weeks following Election Day in 2020, as Trump and his allies began looking for ways to undo the loss to Joe Biden.


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