6 Key Takeaways from the Fourth January 6 Hearing

On Tuesday, June 21, the nonpartisan January 6 Committee held its fourth public hearing. The committee showed evidence proving that former President Donald Trump, knowing he fairly lost the 2020 election, led a campaign to persuade state legislators and election officials to overturn the 2020 election. His effort to cling onto power began well ahead of the January 6 attack on our country.

Here are the key takeaways:

1. Donald Trump’s pressure campaign to illegally overturn the results of the 2020 election didn’t stop with Vice President Mike Pence. Trump’s scheme included pressuring state legislators and election officials to break the law and falsify the election results.

2. Representative Adam Schiff underscored how Trump’s ongoing election lies are meant to destroy confidence in our elections—the very fabric of our democracy.

3. Donald Trump’s all-out pressure campaign included enlisting his cronies in the scheme—including John Eastman and Rudy Guiliani who knew there was NO evidence of fraud—to pressure officials to break the law anyway.

4. Donald Trump’s campaign to convince local officials and election workers to illegally overturn the 2020 election results has led to those local officials and their families fearing for their lives. Ongoing violent threats continue today.

5. Donald Trump and his top cronies told his supporters in states he lost, including Wisconsin, Michigan and Georgia, to send fake slates of electors to overturn the will of the people.

6. Representatives Adam Schiff and Liz Cheney and Arizona House Speaker Rusty Bowers reminded us of the widespread disinformation and political violence following the January 6 attack on our country. They urged for accountability for all those involved in the attack so that we remain a nation governed by laws, not violence.

You can watch the full hearing below — please share this page with your friends, family, and community to help spread the truth:

This is just the fourth of several hearings. The next hearing is Thursday, June 23. Click here to see the full hearing schedule.