During a Senate State Government Committee meeting, Dush ruled Democrat Amanda Cappelletti out of order for referring to the attack on the US Capitol as an insurrection, on the grounds that no one has yet specifically been charged with that offense.
The Jan. 6 committee is likely to begin issuing criminal referrals related to Donald Trump's failed coup on Jan. 6, 2021, and several Pennsylvania Republicans could find themselves referred for prosecution.
One by one, former Trump loyalists and administration officials testified about how for more than three hours on Jan. 6, Trump did nothing to stop the attack on the Capitol. Instead, he ignored pleas from top aides, Trump-backing Republicans in Congress, and his own family members to issue a public statement telling his supporters to leave the Capitol.
Evidence presented during Tuesday's House committee hearing on the Jan. 6 Capitol attack contradicts Team Trump’s argument that the insurrection was spontaneous and that Trump cannot be blamed for his supporters’ actions.