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Former GOP Congressman Says He’s Leaving the Party After Working for the Jan. 6 Committee

Rep. Denver Riggleman (R-VA), who worked as a technical adviser for the House select committee investigating the January 6, 2021, attack on the US Capitol, told CNN that he has left the Republican Party and that he will never run again as a Republican.

Riggleman said he now considers himself an independent. He told CNN he “made the decision privately a month or two ago” but was making the formal announcement Sunday that he has left the party.

CNN reported:

On “State of the Union,” Riggleman spoke about the influence some of the evidence he saw while advising the committee had on his decision.

“What I’ve seen behind the scenes has pushed me further away. That the party has moved away from conservative principles to this cult of personality that Liz Cheney is talking about. She’s absolutely correct,” he said, referring to Wyoming congresswoman who serves as the panel’s vice chair and lost her House GOP leadership position last year over her criticism of former President Donald Trump for his role in the January 6 attack.

“And when you see it behind the door, when you see the data, when you see the investigation, when you see those smart people and what they come up with, Jake, it’s absolutely stunning that cult of personality and also the belief systems. I don’t think any real conservative could follow at any point,” Riggleman said.

“It’s absolutely insane what people have sort of put their arms around. If you look at ‘Stop the Steal,’ if you look at, you know, some of the Covid issues with the vaccination conspiracy theories, when you look at all the things in total, the fact is that a lot of that has been pushed by people around the President,” he said, referring to Trump.

Riggleman represented Virginia’s 5th Congressional District for one term from 2019 to 2021. He lost the GOP nomination for his central Virginia seat in 2020 to now-Rep. Bob Good

90 Comments
  • RD says:

    Let’s hope his wolves in sheep’s clothing follow right behind him!

  • Crystal says:

    Probably showed him tweeked footage of Jan 6th & paid actors by Democrat party dressed as Trump supporters and he fell for it. Heck antifa put out banners telling everyone to dress as Trump supporters so they wouldn’t know who they were. Problem is almost all real Trump supporters are non violent, non confrontational people. You can spot the democrats in sheep’s clothing easily.

  • 2bears says:

    Doubt he will be missed !

  • William Wallace says:

    If Trump were truly guilty of an “Insurrection” I would be the first to say ..Lets impeach the Bastard…But I can guarantee the Left will have nothing but spin and innuendo ..and no hard facts .. Just like Trump – Russia – Collusion was..(We now know because of Hillary’s Lawyer that evidence was planted to Frame Trump ..but that’s yet another story) .. We also know the Kangaroos on the court have a gaggle of Frothing Democrats and one RINO Republican…with no Cross Examination of Witness’s. We also know that because of the Documentary “2000 Mules” the election WAS INDEED STOLEN (precise Geodesic tracking of Cell Phones and video of the Perps in the Act of stuffing multiple ballot box’s) .. SO ..the whole premise of Jan 6th and the bogus “Investigation” is no longer valid ..the Election was stolen ….We the People were RIGHT to protest…Anyone guilty of Tresspassing .. fine..charge them with trespassing and call it a day..NOPE.. ..as Jim Jordan says .. the only point of the Sham Hearings is to stop “Orange Man Bad” from running in the future..as Trump is a huge hindrance to the Globalist agenda. AND THATS THE TRUTH ..

  • Bradey says:

    Here is a man who doesn’t realize there are 14000 hours of jan6 video being kept secret by Pelosi WHY? Also what about Ray Epps on video urging people to break into the Capital? His relationship with the FBI?? Why wasn’t Trumps request for National Guard Troops approved by Pelosi snd Bowser and their communications opened to the public? This guy is dumb or a real fraud.

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