Bacon won't say Trump's Jan. 6 actions were 'criminal'
Echoing comments he first made to News Channel Nebraska last fall, Nebraska Congressman Don Bacon told a national TV audience on Sunday that President Trump’s actions on January 6 were “wrong.”
At the same time though Bacon stopped short of accusing Trump of any criminal behavior.
“Whether its criminal or not, I’m not a judge or a lawyer. I think it was wrong,” Bacon said on NBC’s Meet The Press.
As he also told NCN last year, Bacon said that should Trump run in 2024, Bacon will be looking to support someone other than Trump in the primaries. He would not say if he would vote for Trump if Trump is the GOP’s choice in November 2024.
And while Bacon and Trump don’t use the same words when it comes to the January 6 committee investigating Trump’s role in the riot on the Capitol, both reach the same conclusion: The committee’s investigation is badly flawed.
Contacted by News Channel Nebraska, Bacon said, “I voted for the January 6 commission that was supposed to be transparent, 50/50 GOP vs Dem, where subpoenas required bipartisan consensus, and complete date of 31 Dec. I knew without this, we’d end up with a highly partisan effort and that is what we have now."
Trump told his supporters by email, “So the UNselect Committee of political HACKS refuses to play any of the many positive witnesses and statements, refuses to talk of the Election Fraud and irregularities that took place on a massive scale, and decided to use a documentary maker from Fake News ABC to spin only negative footage. Our country is in such trouble!”
Bacon is running against Democrat State Sen. Tony Vargas in November.
NCN has asked Vargas to comment on the January 6 Committee’s initial hearing but we have heard nothing back.