Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) could be glad to provide Donald Trump the “equal time” he’s demanding to current his personal story in regards to the U.S. Capitol riot amid the hearings by the Home choose committee investigating the occasions of Jan. 6, 2021.
Only one factor: He’ll must do it underneath oath, in a witness chair, says Swalwell. Or, as he stated in a tweet Thursday, “Equal time means sitting your mendacity ass in a witness chair. We’ll wait.”
Trump little question was envisioning an unchallenged speech on prime-time community TV.
Sarcastically, Trump battled to not testify and even cooperate with the committee’s investigation, as did lots of his his aides and allies, who both refused to even flip up for questioning (onetime White Home strategist Steve Bannon and Trump’s former commerce adviser Peter Navarro), or pleaded the Fifth 100 occasions (“coup memo” lawyer John Eastman, who then sought a pardon).