A comprehensive final report from the House Jan. 6 committee, issued late Thursday, singles out former President Donald Trump for responsibility for the 2021 Capitol uprising.
The lengthy, 814-page report, based on more than a million pages of primary sources and more than 1,000 witness interviews, summarizes the conclusions of the panel’s 18-month inquiry.
The committee discovered a “multi-part conspiracy” hatched by Trump and his closest associates to reverse his loss in the 2020 election.
The committee of seven Democrats and two Republicans claims that outlining the unprecedented details—his pressure on states, federal officials, and Vice President Mike Pence—is attempting to stop something similar from ever occurring again.
The group also wants to stop Trump, who is now running for president, from ever regaining power.
The panel recommends that Congress consider removing him and those who assisted him from federal officials for their involvement in the uprising.
A violent mob of his supporters stormed the Capitol and prevented President Joe Biden’s election from being certified.
The chairman of the committee, Democratic Rep. Bennie Thompson of Mississippi, stated, “Our country has come too far to allow a defeated President to transform himself into a successful tyrant by upending our democratic institutions, inciting violence, and, as I saw it, opening the door to those in our country whose hatred and bigotry threaten equality and justice for all Americans.”