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Liz Cheney reads aloud more texts sent to Mark Meadows on Jan. 6: ‘It is really bad’

By Brigid Kennedy The Week

The Jan. 6 House select committee made waves Monday night after revealing a slew of text messages sent to former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows during the Capitol riot, urging him to convince then-President Donald Trump to denounce the attack. Everyone from lawmakers, Fox News hosts, and journalists sent missives to Meadows, who had turned over to the committee thousands of emails and messages before abruptly reversing course and refusing to cooperate.

On Tuesday, committee member Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) read aloud a few more of the texts Meadows received that fateful day, these from GOP lawmakers who were writing things like “it is really bad up here on the Hill” and “fix this now.” On Monday, the committee voted to recommend holding Meadows in contempt of Congress after he stopped cooperating.


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