A number of unexpected revelations regarding the incident from 2021 have surfaced during the current Jan. 6 hearings, and yesterday, former Trump ally Katrina Pierson testified in the matter.
Former Trump aides Pierson and Brad Parscale were also seen texting one another during the committee meeting on Tuesday, July 12.
The two were observed discussing the uprising on January 6, 2021 in the texts that were reviewed throughout the case.
Who is Katrina Pierson?
American activist and communication expert Katrina Pierson is 45 years old. She formerly worked as Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign’s national spokesman. She met Trump in 2015.
The Kansas native began her political career in 2009 as a Tea Party activist. In Garland, Texas, she also started a regional Tea Party organization.
In the 2014 elections for the Texas 32nd congressional district, Katrina ran against Pete Sessions, the incumbent congressman. Sarah Palin and Rafael Cruz both endorsed her, yet she still lost.
Ex-Trump ally testifies in Jan 6 hearings
The pre-recorded evidence from Pierson was among the hearing’s high points on Tuesday.
The House committee displayed emails and texts from Katrina during the hearing, in which she expressed worry about the rally. According to Business Insider, she expressed disapproval of speakers such conspiracy theorist Alex Jones as and CEO of Stop The Steal Ali Alexander who she regarded to be “Very Suspect.”
“There were a bunch of entities coming in. Some were very suspect,” Pierson said, elaborating she was referring to Jones and Alexander.
Trump “likes the crazies”, Pierson is heard saying in her taped testimony that Trump “likes the crazies”. “He loves people who… would be very, very vicious in publicly defending him.”