Rep. Greg Steube (R-Fla.) tried to assault CNN and the Jan. 6 Home choose committee hearings Thursday and succeeded solely in getting egg on his face.
The Florida lawmaker, like many of his Republican colleagues, regarded for a technique to dismiss this month’s hearings from the Home committee presenting its findings concerning the Jan. 6, 2021, riot on the U.S. Capitol.
“In case you forgot the sham #January6thcommitteehearings are purely for TV scores, [House Speaker Nancy] Pelosi let The Communist Information Community construct a full TV set the place Abraham Lincoln’s desk as soon as stood,” he tweeted, sharing a picture of a CNN dialogue about Thursday’s proceedings.
He then deleted his tweet, ostensibly after he turned conscious that CNN was utilizing a digital display screen in a studio and never really establishing store within the Nationwide Statuary Corridor, the place Lincoln’s desk was as soon as positioned and the place rioters waving Trump flags paraded on Jan. 6.
Steube was one of the 147 Republicans in Congress who voted to overturn the 2020 election outcomes even after the mob of Donald Trump’s supporters stormed the Capitol in an effort to cease the certification of the electoral votes that the then-president needed to overturn in his favor. Earlier this yr, Steube made headlines after he waved three weapons round throughout a digital listening to on gun violence.
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