Trump, Ignoring Capitol Attack, Claims There Would Have Been a 'Revolution' Had Democrats Lost in 2020

Department of Justice official tells 60 Minutes that there is enough evidence to file sedition charges against some of those involved in the U.S. Capitol assault

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A police munition in a crowd of supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump in front of the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington
A police munition in a crowd of supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump in front of the U.S. Capitol Building in WashingtonCredit: Leah Millis/ REUTERS

Former President Donald Trump claimed on Fox News’ Lisa Boothe’s podcast that if he were a Democrat and the 2020 election was “rigged” against him “you would have had a revolution” - completely ignoring the deadly January 6th attack on the U.S. Capitol by his supporters.

Trump told “The Truth” podcast that the 2020 presidential election, which Trump lost decisively, “was really an unfair thing” - repeating the “big lie” that the election was stolen from him. 

Trump also attacked GOP Senate leader Mitch McConnell, saying, “You know, he did nothing. He should’ve fought."

"What happened to us with the presidential election could never have happened to the Democrats," Trump continued. "You would have had a revolution if the tables were turned, you would have literally had a revolution."

Trump's comments coincided with a Justice Department official telling CBS' "60 Minutes" on Sunday that federal investigators having found evidence that would likely allow the government to file sedition charges against some of those involved in the assault on the U.S. Capitol.

"I believe the facts do support those charges," said acting U.S. Attorney Michael Sherwin for the District of Columbia. "I think that, as we go forward, more facts will support that."

Hundreds of supporters of then-President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol in January in a failed bid to stop Congress from certifying Democrat Joe Biden's presidential election victory, sending lawmakers fleeing and leaving five dead.

The Justice Department has already filed cases against 400 suspects involved in the assault, but none have yet been accused of sedition, the crime of opposing the authority of the U.S. government through force.

Since announcing a task force to investigate the rioters six days after the attack, Sherwin has said he would pursue sedition charges. So far, most arrested in connection with the riot have been charged with trespassing or assaulting officers, with a smaller number charged with conspiracy to obstruct Congress.

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