PoliticsFriday 07.22.22

Former Trump Deputy NSA Matthew Pottinger explains his decision to resign after Trump tweeted attacking VP Pence.

Former Deputy National Security Advisor Matthew Pottinger explained to the January 6 committee his decision to resign after Trump put out a tweet attacking VP Pence, even as a violent mob were attempting to breach the Capitol Building.

POTTINGER: “I began to see for the first time, those images on TV of the chaos that was unfolding at the Capital. One of my aides handed me a sheet of paper that contain the tweet that you just read. I read it and was quite disturbed by it. I was disturbed and worried to see that the President was attacking Vice President Pence for doing his Constitutional duty.

“So, the Tweet looked to me like the opposite of what what we really needed at that moment which was a de-escalation and that's why I had said earlier that it looked like fuel being poured on the fire.

“So, that was the moment that I decided that I was going to resign that, that would be my last day at the White House. I simply didn't want to be associated with with the events that were unfolding on the capitol.

Recount Wire