During a recent appearance on Newsmax, Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts got real about former Trump aide Cassidy Hutchinson’s testimony to the January 6 panel.
Hutchinson served as an aide to Mark Meadows, Trump’s Chief of Staff, and she made a number of remarkable claims during her recent testimony.
Some of the more salacious claims included her insistence that Trump had not only lunged at his security detail, but that he had also attempted to seize the wheel of “the Beast,” otherwise known as his presidential limo, with the intent of driving directly to Capitol Hill.
However, Ricketts has brushed off Hutchinson’s outrageous claims.
While speaking during his appearance on “The Chris Salcedo Show,” Ricketts remarked that Hutchinson’s testimony was questionable, especially since her recounting of the events could be considered “third hand at best.”
“Why are we falling for this again?” Ricketts asked in disbelief, noting that it was “bad enough when The Washington Post reported about a supposed conversation President Trump had with an election investigator in Georgia,” which subsequently was proven “to be completely false.”
The Nebraska governor remarked that The Washington Post was forced to backtrack upon the release of the actual transcripts, not to mention “audio of the tape” that revealed the Bezos-owned publication’s allegations to be totally false.
Ricketts noted that the latest “bombshells” from Hutchinson are essentially the exact same thing, noting that her perspective is merely “one person’s perspective.”
In addition, Hutchinson “wasn’t even there at the time” Ricketts added wryly, further underscoring how her recounting could easily be considered barely third hand.
“We need to have some balance here,” the governor added forcefully.
Balance may soon arrive in the form of Tony Ornato, who served as the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations for Trump.
According to CNN, Ornato is more than ready to dispute Hutchinson’s rather outlandish claims, and he intends to testify before the January 6 panel initiated by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.