CNN has released additional text messages relating to the January 6 nightmare. God only knows how many more are out there and how much more deception from those who are supposed to have our best interests at heart remains to be found. These messages reveal the lengths to which Trump and his inner circle went to attempt to overturn the election. Clearly, there are people who still believe this nonsense, and no article or text message is going to change their minds.
Mark Meadows is the central figure, with the conspiracy including everyone from Rudy Giuliani, Mike Lindell, and Sean Hannity. It continues to boggle the mind that these people thought (a) they would be successful and (b) that they even had any right to do what they did. The most recently released texts centered around their plans to “fight” the results. How do you “fight” something that requires no fight? Trump lost. The end. After all these nefarious texts, some of same people began imploring Meadows to put a stop to what was unfolding inside the Capitol.
There are too many of those text messages to include, but it is telling that for a while, Meadows seemed to be simply ignoring the text messages until he responded to Barry Loudermilk of Georgia: “POTUS is engaging. We are doing it.” How long did it take for them to do something about the violence? We now know it took quite some time, and these ignored text messages help to tell that story. At the same time, others were texting to implore Trump to “keep fighting.” Keep fighting what? He LOST. That should have been the end of everything, but people like Donald Trump do not take “no” for an answer and apparently, neither did his supporters. Instead, they all began spreading their lies like a wildfire. Though they well knew nothing untoward had happened with the election, they simply could not accept the truth. Rick Perry texted Meadows immediately after the election: “We have the data driven program that can clearly show where the fraud was committed.” No such thing happened, and that’s why Perry initially denied to CNN that he sent those texts to Meadows. Interestingly, his messages are signed “Rick Perry.” So, either someone stole his phone to send the text messages or Perry is a liar. He is a liar, as are all who were involved following the election and leading up to January 6.
There were some Republicans who decided they wanted out, including Mike Lee (UT) and Chip Roy (TX). Even as some soured on the idea, other Trump people decided to lie about who overtook the Capitol, including Dan Scavo, who suggested that Trump tweet that ANTIFA “or other crazed leftists” were to blame. It is appalling that these people who were sent to Washington to handle the people’s business did anything but that. As more of this information comes to light, these people should be held accountable. This is simply not the way business is supposed to be done in Washington.
Shirley is a former entertainment writer and has worked in the legal field for over 25 years