Sean Hannity wildly claims Jan 6 hearing makes Trump ‘look good’ as his own texts cited in evidence

Sean Hannity had a surprising analysis of Thursday’s prime-time audience, hosted by the select committee that investigated January 6 after it ended.

Donald Trump’s longtime ally declared during his show that the former president walked away from the event, which displayed moving never-before-seen footage of protesters violently assaulting members of the police and attacking windows, looking “good”.

This is despite the panel’s lawmakers clearly stating that the former president did nothing during the attack to send police reinforcements to the Hill.

“This is now a security breach of incredible magnitude and they don’t even seem to want to talk about it. The only person who looks good is Donald Trump,” Hannity said during a discussion with right-wing journalist John Solomon.

Hannity has a personal perspective on the situation, as her own text messages to the White House and others in the president’s orbit before, during and after the riot have become evidence the committee is using to shape its narrative.

The Fox host and close confidant of the 45th president was texting allies of the president in December 2020 that he “DOES NOT see January 6 happening the way [Donald Trump] is being said,” apparently referring to his own doubts about the plan to persuade Mike Pence to interfere with the election certification or even the mass gathering of Trump supporters in Washington, which Trump had personally encouraged through his Twitter account. Twitter.

During the riot itself, he pleaded with Trump’s chief of staff, Mark Meadows, “He needs to condemn this shit ASAP. The Capitol Police tweet is not enough.”

“We need an Oval Office address. He has to lead now. It went too far and got out of hand,” Hannity wrote at the time.

Now, like many of the president’s congressional and media allies, Hannity has taken the position that the riot was not as serious as police on the ground, lawmakers who feared for their lives during the attack and journalists caught in the middle. all pictured in the year since the attack. Hannity’s rewrite of that day began within hours of the attack, as many Republicans in Congress still expressed horror at the day’s events.

“I always distinguish the 99% who were peaceful today,” he told his viewers that night. He also condemned the violence that took place, stating, “The people, we do not believe, should be vandalizing our nation’s capital, attacking the brave men and women who keep us safe from law enforcement, and all perpetrators of today must be arrested and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.”

The January 6 committee held its first hearing on Thursday night and plans to hold a few more next month. The first hearing consisted of a considerable amount of previously unseen footage from that day, which left many in the room shaken and visibly uncomfortable.

Following the committee’s publication of Hannity’s text messages last year, the Fox presenter condemned Representative Liz Cheney, the panel’s Republican vice chair, telling her viewers: President Trump, Congresswoman Cheney presented one of my text messages. January 6th for Mark Meadows.”

“I’ve always been consistent on January 6th and every other night,” he added at the time. “If you finally turned off CNN’s fake news once in a while and maybe watched this show, you’d know all about it.”

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