Speaking to USA Today, former House Speaker John Boehner (R) said former President Donald Trump "abused" his loyalists even after January 6th, the day a mob of supporters broke through his Lies about the 2020 general election were spurred, the United States stormed the States Capitol to reverse the results. The attack resulted in five deaths, including that of a Capitol police officer who later died of his injuries.
"I don't think he showed up at a rally on January 6," he said. "The comments that were made about the election all summer would be stolen from him, all the after-noise that came after the election – I was always looking for the facts."
"What particularly impressed me after the election was that all of these people were loyal to Donald Trump and he abused them. He overcame their loyalty to him by continuing to say things that just weren't true," added he added.
Boehner said he was "disgusted" by the attack.
"I couldn't bear to watch anymore," he said. "Terrible. I mean, it's incomprehensible to me to believe that this really happened."
Boehner's interview came while he was continuing to promote his book On the House: A Washington Memoirabout his career in Congress.
Boehner continues this trump card in the book "Incited this bloody riot for none other than selfish reasons, immortalized by the cops *** he shoveled since losing a fair election last November," noting Trump refused to accept that he lost the election to president Joe Biden "not only cost the Republicans the Senate, it also led to mob violence."
"I admit I wasn't prepared for what came after the elections – Trump refused to accept the results and fueled the flames of conspiracy that turned to violence on the seat of our democracy, the building I once presided over were ", so Boehner wrote.
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