A former Trump White House spokesperson said the Capitol riots gave the ex-president's legacy a 'black eye'
- Hogan Gidley,
Trump's former deputy press aide, called the Capitol siegea "black eye" on his legacy.
- Five people died when Trump supporters stormed the Capitol on January 6.
- Trump has since been impeached on charges of "inciting an insurrection," his second impeachment.
A former White House deputy press secretary said the Capitol siege will be a "black eye," on former President
In an interview with Showtime's TheCircus, host Alex Wagner challenged
On that day, Trump supporters breached the US Capitol and clashed with law enforcement, halting a joint session of Congress as lawmakers were set to formalize President Joe Biden's victory in the 2020 election and sending lawmakers scrambling for cover.Trump has been criticized for encouraging the mob and the House has since impeached him on a charge of inciting an insurrection. The Senate will soon hold a trial and vote on whether to convict the former president.
He is the only president in US history to be impeached twice.Read more: Trump's threat to bolt from the Republican Party could spark a serious legal fight over his 'gold mine' list of supporters who have helped fill the GOP coffers with billions of dollars Gidley said he wasn't sure if Trump regretted anything about the way he handled the riots.
"We didn't talk about that particular thing. I don't want to guess or try to put thoughts in his head, or words in his mouth. All I can do is look at what he said in real-time," Gidley said before quickly adding. "Like, I don't know. I don't know if he regrets anything or not."
So far, there have been 179 people charged in the Capitol insurrection.The violence also left a stain on the political careers of several Republican lawmakers. On Thursday, seven Democratic senators filed an ethics complaint on Republican Sens. Josh Hawley and Ted Cruz and called for a probe into whether their objections to the Electoral College vote on January 6 contributed to the siege.
Critics, including Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, have called on Hawley and Cruz to resign.
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