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Wyoming GOP Rep. Liz Cheney, who serves as the vice-chair of the Democrat-led Jan. 6 committee, and her star witness, Cassidy Hutchinson, are facing serious questions following testimony given a few weeks ago.
According to an exclusive report from The Federalist, newly revealed text messages uncover that Hutchison did not have a high opinion of the committee when she was first called on to provide testimony.
The Federalist’s Mollie Hemingway obtained text messages purportedly from December 2020 through May 2021, which show Hutchinson spoke with other conservatives targeted by the Democrat-led Jan. 6 Committee.
In these private messages, Hutchinson lamented how corrupt the committee was as well as defended Donald Trump and his presidency.
Below are a few examples of the messages Hutchinson sent:
“I would rather shoot myself dead into the Potomac than see marine one flying around this city without 45 again,” Hutchinson wrote in one message nearly three months after the Capitol riot.
Below is another exchange Hutchinson had with someone who has not been identified by The Federalist:
“Other than a handful of irrelevant texts, I have literally no documents or anything they’re asking about,” one ex-White House staffer texted her.
“Same,” she wrote back.
Of being subpoenaed in November, Hutchinson wrote, “we were [f—–] by Bennie Thompson,” the titular chair of the committee. She joked that he would be sending her to jail, and hoped that another friend would come visit her. In a text published by the Daily Caller earlier this month, Hutchinson called the panel’s probe “bs.”
Below is a longer message of what Hutchinson wrote in September 2021 about Reps. Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger, the two anti-Trump “Republicans” on the Democrat-led Committee:
Hutchinson disparaged Cheney and Illinois Rep. Adam Kinzinger, the two Republicans hand-picked to serve on the committee by Pelosi, as a “crop of losers.” Discussing how other anti-Trump extremists had declined to run for re-election rather than face certain defeat at the hands of Republican voters, Hutchinson said she didn’t think Kinzinger or Cheney would take that approach because “Their egos are too [f——] big.”
She mocked their self-conception as “The REPUBLICAN MARTYRS.”
“I think Liz being the ‘future of the GOP’ is a massive stretch,” Hutchinson wrote in one string of messages just two months before her appearance. “I think she does have the power to cement the anti-Trump, RINO movement and really capitalize off it on a national scale. She’ll never ever turn the tides in her favor. Ever.”
“Even if Trump were to fall off the face of the Earth, her neocon policies are not where the base’s ideological politics currently are nor will head,” she wrote. Still, she conceded that Cheney’s hatred of Trump had tremendous sway thanks to corporate media’s amplification and assistance. “But I do think this maneuver is by consequence ‘future-shifting’ for the GOP in that she does have the power of the media, the determination, and the cut-throat mentality to capitalize off this.”
Text messages came out in early July showing that Hutchinson referred to the committee’s subpoena as “BS” while making clear she was also not at all impressed with the fact that U.S. Marshals came over to her apartment to hand-deliver it.
EXCLUSIVE: Text Messages Show Cassidy Hutchinson Referring To January 6 Committee As ‘BS’
— Henry Rodgers (@henryrodgersdc) July 3, 2022
For her part, Cheney is about to pay the price for her anti-Trump given crusade given a poll found that she’s down a whopping 30 points in her re-election bid in Wyoming against Trump-endorsed Harriet Hageman.