Mick Mulvaney said the White House’s “friends” had “memory weakness” on January 6 when former Trump Chief of Staff Mark Meadows showed incompetence.


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Mark Meadows on the right will meet with Mick Mulvaney in the Oval Office on March 12, 2020.Chip Somode Villa / Getty Images

  • In an interview with CBS, Mick Mulvaney questioned Mark Meadows’ reaction to the January 6, 2021 riots.

  • “My words were,’Is Mark nervously debilitated?’, Or was he incompetent in the reaction, or was it just a little bit of both?”

  • Malverny said Cassidy Hutchinson lied during the oath testimony “for no reason.”

Former Office of Management and Budget Mick Mulvaney said in an interview on Friday that a “friend” of the White House during the turmoil of the Capitol on January 6, 2021 showed incompetence to then-Trump Chief of Staff Mark Meadows. , “Nervous weakness as the turmoil continued” just blocks.

In an interview with CBS News, Malverny, who was the White House Chief of Staff from January 2019 to March 2020 before Meadows succeeded, was Cassidy, a former Meadows aide who fired a bomb at the end of last month. He was confident in Hutchinson’s testimony. Testimony to the House Committee investigating the riots.

Malverny was announced by former President Donald Trump while Hutchinson testified in front of the Commission. grab His SUV handle sent a text message with a friend who was in the West Wing on January 6th, while requesting that he be taken to the Capitol on January 6th.

“When I listened to Cassidy, Mark seemed to be completely incompetent or had memory weakness,” he said. During an interview.

“So you can get this impression that things really collapsed and Mark Meadows as the chief of the staff (especially the important positions at these important moments) was completely checked out,” he added. rice field.

Hutchinson in June testimony talked Of the resentment she felt in the lack of urgency of Meadows when the Capitol was looted.

“I feel like you can’t stop it, but you’re seeing a bad car accident that you want to do, so I start getting frustrated,” she said at the time. Said. “I remember thinking at that moment.’Mark needs to get out of this, and I don’t know how to get him out, but he needs to care.'”

Malverny, who worked at the House from 2011 to 2017 and was a special envoy to Northern Ireland from May 2020 to January 2021, said in an interview with CBS that Meadows did not outperform the Capitol. I repeated what I could see.

“My words were’Is Mark nervously debilitated?’, Or was he incompetent or both? That would explain much of the collapse of the West Wing.” Told.

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Former Director of the Administrative Budget Bureau, Mick Mulvaney.Manuel Balce Ceneta / AP image

When Malbunny was there Asked What was his “turning point” as a longtime supporter of Trump, he spoke in front of the panel about Hutchinson’s testimony.

“I defended the president during the last year in a way I didn’t believe his actions on January 6 were a crime,” he said. “I didn’t specifically believe he caused the riot. I quit because I don’t think he was president when we needed him.”

“But until Cassidy Hutchinson’s testimony, I defended him from the crime of criminal activity. Again, I know her. She works for me. She lies. There’s no reason. If she goes up and says the president knew there was a gun, she would scratch her head. “

However, despite his high respect for Hutchinson, Malverny said he was “not a big fan” of the January 6 hearing.

“I thought the Republicans should have allowed people to put people on the committee they should have. Jim Jordan should be there, Andy Bigs should be there, and Nancy Pelosi. It was wrong to eliminate them, which violated customs, and the history of the US House of Representatives. “

“I’ve never been a fan of this committee and always thought it was wrong for Liz. [Cheney] And Adam Kinzinger goes there. So whenever Liz speaks, I don’t believe it. I refuse to believe that he is interpreting the facts. “

Last year’s Pelosi speaker was denied Ohio Parliamentarian Jordan stopped joining the panel on January 6 after disputing the outcome of the 2020 presidential election.Arizona Parliamentarian Biggs Called The committee is “illegal”.

Chaney and Kinzinger joined the committee on January 6th and became the only members of the Republican Party.

Malverny later said that despite his anxieties about the panel, he could not ignore the compelling testimony from fellow Republicans.

“When the Republicans swear and say something about the Republican president trying to cancel the election, I pay attention to it,” he said. “When Republicans say they’re on record and other Republicans may have violated the law, I think every Republican should see it. In fact, I do everyone. I think it should be. “

Insiders asked Meadows for comment.

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