Organizers claim GOP lawmakers, Trump staffers involved in planning Jan. 6 rallies

Organizers claim GOP lawmakers, Trump staffers involved in planning Jan. 6 rallies

Paul Hodgkins in the Senate chamber during Jan 6 insurrection

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Two planners of the pro-Trump rallies that preceded the U.S. Capitol insurrection have named multiple members of Congress who they say were intimately involved in planning both Trump’s efforts to overturn his election loss and the events that turned violent on January 6. That’s according to Rolling Stone, which names the representatives as Lauren Boebert, Mo Brooks, Madison Cawthorn, Andy Biggs, Louie Gohmert, Paul Gosar and Marjorie Taylor Greene.

Trump’s White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows also reportedly played a major role in helping to plan the protests. Congressmember Gosar reportedly went as far as to promise a “blanket pardon” from the White House to encourage the rally planners to proceed with their so-called Stop the Steal rallies.

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