Democratic Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert where she addressed the recent Jan. 6 Committee testimony of former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson. AOC says the testimony was “absolutely stunning,” despite multiple outlets reporting on its inaccuracies.
“It was just stunning to understand and see the detail and the depth through which there was a consciousness of guilt,” Ocasio-Cortez told Colbert. “They knew that what they were doing was wrong.”
According to the New York Post, “The congresswoman appeared as a guest on ‘The Late Show’ hours after former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson revealed that President Donald Trump’s then-chief of staff, Mark Meadows, and other top Trump officials inquired about receiving presidential pardons concerning their involvement in the events of Jan. 6, 2021.”
“In her testimony, Hutchinson also revealed she was told that Trump tried to grab the steering wheel of the presidential SUV away from his Secret Service driver in a desperate effort to join his supporters on Jan. 6 — shouting, “I’m the f—ing president! Take me up to the Capitol now!” the Post reports.
Hutchinson claims Trump lunged at the Secret Service agent.
“At the very end of this hearing you hear that Mark Meadows, the chief of staff to the president himself, asked for a pardon because he knew that he was breaking the law in order to seize power and undermine the democracy of the United States of America,” the Democratic lawmaker said.
“It is stunning, it is absolutely stunning. And that the president himself was willing to choke his own Secret Service in order to do so,” she said in near-disbelief.
Watch the clip below:
— The Late Show (@colbertlateshow) June 29, 2022
Trump refuted Hutchinson’s testimony in a series of posts on TRUTH Social on Tuesday.
I hardly know who this person, Cassidy Hutchinson, is, other than I heard very negative things about her (a total phony and “leaker”), and when she requested to go with certain others of the team to Florida after my having served a full term in office, I personally turned her request down. Why did she want to go with us if she felt we were so terrible? I understand that she was very upset and angry that I didn’t want her to go, or be a member of the team. She is bad news!
Never complained about the crowd, it was massive. I didn’t want or request that we make room for people with guns to watch my speech. Who would ever want that? Not me! Besides, there were no guns found or brought into the Capitol Building…So where were all of these guns? But sadly, a gun was used on Ashli Babbitt, with no price to pay against the person who used it!
Her Fake story that I tried to grab the steering wheel of the White House Limousine in order to steer it to the Capitol Building is “sick” and fraudulent, very much like the Unselect Committee itself – Wouldn’t even have been possible to do such a ridiculous thing. Her story of me throwing food is also false…and why would SHE have to clean it up, I hardly knew who she was?
She changed lawyers a couple of days ago, and with it, her story totally changed! SHOCKER???
There is no cross-examination of this so-called witness. This is a Kangaroo Court!
— New York Post (@nypost) June 29, 2022