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Former Meadows Aide Says Lauren Boebert Was Involved in ‘Early Planning’ of January 6th

Former Meadows Aide Says Lauren Boebert Was Involved in ‘Early Planning’ of January 6th

Cassidy Hutchinson, a former assistant to White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, identified Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) as one of a small group of Republican lawmakers who met with Meadows as early as the last week of November 2020 to “raise the idea” of former Vice President Mike Pence intervening to prevent the certification of election results by Congress on January 6, 2021. The ensuing assault on the U.S. Capitol by a mob of Trump supporters that day led to the deaths of five people and Trump’s eventual second impeachment trial.

Hutchinson specifically named Boebert in her testimony before the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th attack on the United States Capitol in February. Portions of her testimony were made public this week as part of a legal filing made by lawyers for the committee in a lawsuit brought against it by Meadows in an effort to block several subpoenas.

WASHINGTON, DC – MARCH 29: Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) speaks during a budget hearing to discuss President Joe Biden’s budget for the fiscal year 2023 on March 29, 2022 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Roberto Schmidt-Pool/Getty Images)

Boebert has been scrutinized for giving tours of the Capitol to a “large group” of people on the day prior to the insurrection, and for sending tweets that some characterized as relaying “intel” about House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s location during the attack. On the morning of January 6th, she tweeted, “Today is 1776.”

Under questioning, Hutchinson recalled several meetings in the weeks after Thanksgiving in which “campaign officials and a few members of Congress” discussed the possibility of Pence aiding an effort to overturn the election results on January 6th. “Mr. Scott Perry, Mr. Jim Jordan… Ms. Marjorie Taylor Greene. and Lauren Boebert are the four members that immediately jump out to me,” Hutchinson said.

 

 

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