Bombshell Scott Perry Texts Catch The GOP Red Handed Participating In Trump's Coup
Rep. Scott Perry (R-PA) texts implicate the Republican Party itself in Donald Trump's attempted coup.
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Scott Perry Was At The Center Of Trump’s Attempted Coup
There has been a lot of speculation about the level of Republican congressional participation in Donald Trump’s attempted coup after the 2020 election. What has been missing so far is direct evidence showing Republican members of Congress participating in the attempt to overthrow the election.
The participation of congressional Republicans in a December 2020 White House meeting is not direct evidence of participation in the plot. Republicans were very careful to stay within their Speech and Debate Clause protections, which is why they have avoided being criminally charged.
Politico reported on the text messages of Rep. Scott Perry that were unsealed by a federal court on Wednesday, and the texts show Perry at the center of an attack on America:
A Dec. 12, 2020, text exchange with Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDaniel discussing efforts to challenge Joe Biden’s victory in the election.
A series of exchanges between Perry and a former DOJ colleague, Robert Gasaway, between Dec. 30, 2020, and Jan. 5, 2021, in which Perry embraced a plan to have then-Vice President Mike Pence “admit testimony” prior to the counting of electoral votes on Jan. 6, 2021. Perry agreed to “sell the idea” with a call to Trump, Pence and Trump adviser John Eastman, but Perry later alerted Gasaway that Pence’s chief of staff, Marc Short, “will not allow access.”
A description of numerous exchanges between Perry and top Trump administration officials, including Clark, White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, senior adviser Eric Herschmann and Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe, a former House colleague of Perry.
A Nov, 12, 2020 text to Trump campaign lawyer Alex Cannon advising the campaign on challenges to the election results in Pennsylvania, as well as numerous other contacts with Trump-affiliated lawyers Jenna Ellis, Boris Epshteyn and Justin Clark.
An exchange with Simone Gold, a doctor known for opposing the Covid vaccine who would later plead guilty to misdemeanors for her role in the breach of the Capitol on Jan. 6.
Exchanges with numerous Pennsylvania state legislators, including Doug Mastriano, strategizing ways to challenge the state’s election results.
Texts with “cybersecurity individuals” working with attorney Sidney Powell to challenge the election results, including Phil Waldron. In one exchange, Perry emailed former Trump National Security Council staffer Rich Higgins to relay an “incredibly spooky” allegation that the U.S. Army had confiscated election servers in Germany to help cover up fraud.
The texts are not just bad for Rep. Perry (R-PA), who is currently the leader of the House Freedom Caucus, they are also bad for the Republican Party, as we will talk about below.