Arizona Speaker of the House Rusty Bowers, R, responded to former President Trump’s explanation of a phone call between two men after the 2020 presidential election, to the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021. He told selected members of the House Committee investigating the attack. The trump card for the election was fraudulent.
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), A member of the January 6 panel, who played a leading role in the hearing on Tuesday, asks Arizona authorities about the phone call between him and Trump. By doing so, I started the Bowers face-to-face testimony. After the 2020 presidential election.
Trump, in a statement on Tuesday morning, Said Bowers said, “The election was fraudulent and I told me I had beaten Arizona.”
However, Bowers denied the explanation under an oath later on Tuesday.
“I talked to the president, that’s certainly not the case. But there are some things that are true, and some things that aren’t,” Bowers was asked if he had such a conversation with Trump. At that time, I told Schiff.
He was pushed, if he told Trump that the election was actually fraudulent and he actually won the race, testifying that Bowers had never made such a statement.
“Everywhere, anyone, anytime, I said elections were wrong, but that wouldn’t be true,” Bowers said.
“And when the former president of his statement today claimed that you told him he had beaten Arizona, is that also wrong?” Schiff asked.
“That’s also wrong,” Bowers replied.
The exchange took place at the beginning of Bowers’ testimony in front of the panel. The fourth Tuesday hearing so far this month focuses on Trump’s role in putting pressure on state officials to overturn the 2020 election results and maintain power.
Bowers received a call from Trump and lawyer Rudy Giuliani during a pressure campaign to overturn the outcome of the election.
Bowers testifies with Georgia Secretary of State Brad Rafensperger and his deputy Gabriel Sterling. Former Georgia electoral worker Wandrea “Shay” Moss testifies late Tuesday afternoon.
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