WATCH: White House aide says Trump's tweets about Pence on Jan. 6 were 'unpatriotic'

WATCH: White House aide says Trump's tweets about Pence on Jan. 6 were 'unpatriotic'

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Cassidy Hutchinson, an aide to former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, testified on June 28 as the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack presented its findings to the public.
In a video the committee played, Hutchinson recalled on Jan. 6 2021 how Meadows was alone in his office as the rioters were getting closer to the Capitol.

“It sort of felt like I was watching, not a great comparison, but a bad car accident that was about to happen,” she said in the video.

In a tweet the president made on Jan 6., shown during the hearing, Trump said then-Vice President Mike Pence didn’t have the “courage” to overturn the 2020 election. As a staffer, Hutchinson said seeing that tweet made her feel “frustrated” and “disappointed.”

“As an American, I was disgusted, it was unpatriotic, it was unAmerican," she said. “We were watching the Capitol building get defaced over a lie.”

The hearing was unexpectedly announced a week after the Jan. 6 committee said they were taking a break until the month of July. In the year since its creation, the committee has conducted more than 1,000 interviews, seeking critical information and documents from people witness to, or involved in, the violence that day.

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