During last night’s primetime hearing by the January 6 Select Committee, vice chair Liz Cheney alleged that congressman Scott Perry (R-York) was among “multiple” lawmakers that pursued presidential pardons in the aftermath of the attack on the U.S. Capitol.
“Representative Perry contacted the White House in the weeks after January 6th to seek a presidential pardon,” the Wyoming Republican said. “Multiple other Republican congressmen also sought presidential pardons for their roles in attempting to overturn the 2020 election.”
Perry spokesman Jay Ostrich denied that Perry sought a pardon from Trump.
“Laughable, ludicrous, and a thoroughly soulless lie,” Ostrich told The Hill.
During the hearing, Perry appeared on One America News and described the committee hearing as “a three-ring circus” and “reality TV” that is only meant “to distract from what is actually happening to the country and what people are most concerned about.”
Perry will likely be a focus of the committee’s third hearing next Wednesday, which Cheney said will center on Trump’s efforts to replace leadership at the Justice Department.