(TheLibertyRevolution.com)- Former President Donald Trump asked on Thursday that media networks airing the committee hearings on January 6 give him equal time to present his side after being prevented from doing so by congressional Democrats.
“I DEMAND EQUAL TIME!!!” Trump wrote in a post on his Truth Social media site just moments before the Democrat-led panel began its third broadcast hearing on the rioting that occurred in the Capitol.
The 45th president also stated that the Fake News Networks are perpetuating lies, falsehoods, and “Russia, Russia, Russia-type disinformation.”
He said it’s the same sick people, and here we go again!). They allow the low-rated but nevertheless “one-sided and slanderous Unselect Committee hearings to go on endlessly and aimlessly (and on and on!).”
The Democrats in charge of organizing the hearings on January 6 have flatly refused to allow House Republicans to place their own members on the committee, and they have publicly discussed the hearings as a means to prevent Trump from running for office in the future.
Rep. Jamie Raskin, a Democrat from Maryland, was quoted by ABC News earlier this year as saying the point is to “keep people exactly like Donald Trump and other traitors to the union from holding public office.”
Raskin made these comments in reference to the purpose of the Constitution.
It appeared that Trump was appealing to the equal time provision of the Federal Communications Commission, which requires radio and television broadcast stations in the United States to provide an equal opportunity to any opposing political candidates who request it if their opponent has gotten it. Trump’s statement was made in reference to this rule of law.
Trump referred to the hearings as “a one-sided, highly partisan Witch Hunt,” saying that the likes of it had never been seen in Congress before. He also stated that he deserved time on national TV to present his side of the case, including election irregularities and Democrat failures to secure the Capitol.
In addition to this, he stated, “I am also requesting EQUAL TIME to spell out the enormous voter fraud and Dem security breach!”