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Ocasio-Cortez Presses GOP Colleagues On Whether They Sought Pardons From Trump

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) tweeted at several of her Republican colleagues Friday, asking in the event that they were among the many members of Congress who allegedly sought pardons from former President Donald Trump’s administration after the January 2021 riot on the U.S. Capitol.

“You and the KKK Caucus have been really quiet about it today,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted at Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.), “and given how much y’all need to say I’m undecided why nobody’s responding to this straightforward query.”

Ocasio-Cortez addressed similar tweets to Reps. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) and Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.), who, together with Boebert, perpetuated conspiracy theories that the 2020 election was stolen from Trump before lots of of his supporters stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6 last 12 months.

Hey @mattgaetz while I even have you responding to my tweets, are you able to reply to another for me:

Did you ever ask Trump for a pardon?

Let me know within the replies! You clearly know where the button is. https://t.co/x9zHB5ZFCy

— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) June 10, 2022

Perhaps your friend @RepMTG can answer! Did either of you seek a pardon? Just attempting to clear some things up.

— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) June 10, 2022

Hey quick query Boebert, did you ask for a pardon after tweeting the Speaker’s location on Jan sixth?

You and the KKK Caucus have been really quiet about it today and given how much y’all need to say I’m undecided why nobody’s responding to this straightforward query https://t.co/KyCSa4IFhu

— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) June 10, 2022

As of Friday afternoon, Greene, Gaetz and Boebert had not responded to Ocasio-Cortez.

On Thursday, Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), vice chair of the House committee investigating the Capitol riot, alleged during a hearing on the riot that multiple House Republicans sought out pardons for “activities taken in reference to President Trump’s efforts to overturn the outcomes of the 2020 presidential election.”

Cheney said the committee would offer proof that certain Republicans had done so. The one Republican she named on Thursday was Rep. Scott Perry (R-Pa.), who denied the allegation.

“The notion that I ever sought a Presidential pardon for myself or other Members of Congress is an absolute, shameless, and soulless lie,” Perry tweeted Friday.

The hearings are scheduled to proceed Monday.

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