Washington Examiner: 'Trump Is Unfit to Be Anywhere Near Power Ever Again'
Establishment magazine responds to Cassidy Hutchinson’s false Jan 6 Committee testimony
After listening to Cassidy Hutchinson’s false testimony during the January 6 Committee hearing this week, "conservative" outlet The Washington Examiner has declared that President Donald Trump is "unfit" for office.
In a blistering statement Wednesday, the establishment magazine’s editorial board alleged that "Trump is unfit to be anywhere near power ever again."
"Trump is a disgrace," the outlet blasts.
"Republicans have far better options to lead the party in 2024.
"No one should think otherwise, much less support him, ever again."
The Examiner made the declaration after hearing debunked gossip that was presented during the hearings as legitimate "witness" testimony.
The Examiner’s opinion was formed upon Hutchinson’s secondhand testimony that Trump tried to commandeer the “the Beast” after his January 6 rally.
"Former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson’s Tuesday testimony ought to ring the death knell for former President Donald Trump’s political career,” the publication wrote.
The Examiner failed to note that hours after Hutchinson leveled accusations against Trump, NBC News reported that Bobby Engel, Trump’s Secret Service man on duty on January 6, would testify under oath to contradict Hutchinson’s story of Trump’s alleged attempt to commandeer the Beast.
The Secret Service also told Politico on Wednesday the committee did not attempt to confirm Hutchinson’s allegations with the agency before her testimony.
Hutchinson was also forced to admit that she wasn't in the vehicle at the time of the alleged incident and was only relaying gossip she has heard from another aide.
Nevertheless, the Examiner praised Hutchinson as a credible source for her resume alone, having worked for a number of Republicans on the Hill in Washington, DC, including Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA).
The magazine’s opinion piece failed to disclose that high-profile Capitol Hill jobs are mostly filled by influential donors or well-connected family members, not simply because of character, work ethic, or political depth.
"In short, Hutchinson was a conservative Trumpist true believer and a tremendously credible one at that,” the opinion piece said before claiming Hutchinson’s testimony was credible because it was “very precise.”
"She did not overstate things, did not seem to be seeking attention, and was very precise about how and why she knew what she related and about which testimony was firsthand and which was secondhand but able to be corroborated,” the article alleged.
The Examiner is not the first media outlet to praise Hutchinson and condemn Trump.
CNN also peddled Hutchinson’s revelations as “a bombshell.”
"Aides to former President Donald Trump were left speechless amid the first half of Cassidy Hutchinson’s testimony on Tuesday, acknowledging to CNN that her testimony was ‘a bombshell’ with potentially huge repercussions for Trump,” CNN reported.
CNN’s story was condemned by those in the Trump orbit on Wednesday.
Director of communications for Trump, Taylor Budowich, tweeted that the CNN article is a joke.
"There is literally no one left speechless—the testimony was not believable and its credibility has been destroyed several times over—but Fake News CNN won’t let the facts get in their way of peddling a narrative,” Budowich said.