Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS) took to Twitter Tuesday to claim credit for the defunct January 6 Committee after a grand jury returned an indictment against former President Trump in connection with the 2021 chaos at the U.S. Capitol.
Soon after the Washington, DC, grand jury returned a four-count indictment, Thompson lauded on social media the “bipartisan” subcommittee he chaired in the last Congress.
“And, at the end of its investigation, the bipartisan January 6th Select Committee turned over to the Justice Department its evidence of an extensive plot by the ex-President to overturn the Presidential election on January 6th and prevent the peaceful transfer of power,” Thompson wrote. “Today’s charges are consistent with those the Select Committee referred to the Special Counsel last year, and successful prosecutions will not only bring accountability but also help prevent something like January 6th from ever happening again.”
In a release, the Trump campaign slammed the indictment as “the latest corrupt chapter in the continued pathetic attempt by the Biden Crime Family and their weaponized Department of Justice to interfere with the 2024 Presidential Election, in which President Trump is the undisputed frontrunner.”