Ilhan Omar Accuses Fox News of Being ‘Accomplices’ in Jan 6 Riot
'I would consider them accomplices to what took place'
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) responded to the House Select Committee’s probe into January 6 revealing text messages between Fox News Channel host Sean Hannity and Trump administration officials on the day of the riot at the U.S. Capitol.
The far-left Democrat accused Fox News hosts of being “accomplices” in the riot.
She argued the network incited the riot and pushed “the big lie."
“We are learning and have known for a long time that Fox News and its hosts have played a role in this,” Omar explained.
“I would consider them accomplices to what took place, inciting that riot, calling that mob to descend on Washington, the insurrection that ended up taking place on January 6," Omar said.
"The big lie of the stolen election, the working with supremacists to undermine our democracy and interrupt the process of peacefully transitioning the presidency.
"They were in on it," she claimed.
“And if you really think about one of the other big revelations that came out was that Republican members of Congress, like Scott Perry and others, asked for a pardon.
"They were lobbying the president for a pardon after the January 6 attack."
"That, to me, is a confession of guilt," she added.
"Why would you be seeking a pardon if you did not think you committed a crime against our country?”
Meanwhile, Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) told the first hearing for the Democrats' January 6 Committee that President Donald Trump "provoked" violence against Capitol Police during the rioting.
During Thursday's hearing, the Republican congresswoman promoted the Democrats' anti-Trump agenda by claiming Capitol Police were hit with “violence provoked by Donald Trump.”
Trump’s defense lawyers pointed to the fact that Democrats had used similar “fight” language on a variety of occasions.
The January 6 Committee has implied that it has evidence that Trump knew beforehand of the violence that would erupt at the Capitol.
"We have come to demand that Congress do the right thing and only count the electors who have been lawfully slated, lawfully slated," Trump said.
"I know that everyone here will soon be marching over to the Capitol building to peacefully and patriotically make your voices heard.”