In the fourth public hearing held by the committee on January 6, the American people once again heard the long, complicated passages that Donald Trump and his allies overturned the results of the 2020 election. That effort included pressure campaigns on the likes of the Arizona state representative. Rusty Bowers, Trump lawyer John Eastman urge to “certify” the electors of his state, and infamous phone call to the foreign minister of Georgia Brad Raffensperger, in which the then-president of the United States suggested that Raffensperger would face criminal consequences unless the secretary miraculously came up with 11,780 votes that Trump needed to defeat. Joe Biden. More disturbingly, it also includes vile allegations of abuse and harassment directed at various individuals who were simply doing their jobs, and in the process inciting the wrath of Donald Trump, an obnoxious little man who doesn’t care about his life. the service of one’s own ego.
One of those people is Wandrea “Shaye” Moss, a former Georgia election officer who told council January 6 after Trump and Rudy Giuliani Claimed video footage shows her and her mother passing USB drives to each other – in fact, it’s a piece of ginger – she has received a barrage of “hate” and “racist” threats on the internet. Facebook. “A lot of threats, death wishes came to me. Tell me, you know, I’m going to go to jail with my mom and say things like, ‘rejoice because it’s 2020 and not 1920,'” Moss said Tuesday.
In a deposited tape, Moss’s mother, Ruby Freeman, speak that she, too, had been the target of terrifying abuse, that she is now afraid to say her name in public. Freeman told the selection committee: “Throughout my professional life, I have been Lady Ruby. “My community in Georgia, where I was born and lived all my life, knows me as Lady Ruby.… Now, I won’t even introduce myself by my first name. I got nervous when I ran into someone I knew in the grocery store saying my name. I worry about who is listening. I feel nervous when I have to name the dishes. I always care about the people around me. I have lost my name, and my reputation. I lost all sense of security because a group of people, starting at number 45, and his ally, Rudy Giuliani, decided to marry me and my daughter, Shaye, decided to be scapegoats. To push their own lies about how the presidential election was stolen”. Note that the FBI has advise “There is no place where I feel safe,” says Freeman. Nowhere. Do you know how it feels when the president of the United States of America targets you? The President of the United States is considered to represent all Americans. Not to target one. But he was targeting me, Lady Ruby, a small business owner, a mother, a proud American citizen who stood up to help Fulton County conduct an election in the midst of a pandemic.”
According to Moss, the harassment got so bad that Trump supporters visited her grandmother’s house and threatened to make “a citizen’s arrest.” She told the jury, “I got a call from my grandmother. This woman is my everything. I have never even heard her or seen her cry ever in my life. And she called to me screaming like, ‘Shaye! Oh, my God, Shaye! ‘ I just freaked me out when I said people were at her house and they – you know, they knock on the door and of course, she opens it and sees who’s there, who it is. And they just started pushing by claiming that they came to arrest citizens, they needed to find me and my mother, they knew we were there. And she was just screaming and didn’t know what to do. And I wasn’t there, so, you know, I just felt so helpless and so horrible for her. And she was just screaming. I told her to close the door, don’t open the door for anyone’.
Moss, who said in testimony that her favorite part of the job she’s left since then, was helping people who “couldn’t navigate [the] voter page” is either elderly or disabled and in need of absentee ballots, said she feels extremely guilty thinking she is the cause of the stress her family is going through. “I feel guilty for putting my family in this situation,” she said. She concluded by telling the panel that her life had been profoundly altered as a result of the lies that Trump and his allies spread with complete disregard for those that they are in danger. “I no longer give my business cards. I don’t transfer calls. I don’t want anyone to know my name. I don’t want to go anywhere with my mom because she might scream my name in the grocery aisle or something. I don’t go to the grocery store at all; I was nowhere,” Moss said. “I gained about 60 pounds. I just don’t do anything anymore. I don’t want to go anywhere. I second guess everything that I do. It affected my life in a major way, in every way — all because of the lies. For me doing my job, the same thing that I’ve been doing forever,” she continued.
Meanwhile, Moss and Freeman are not the only witnesses detailing outrageous acts of harassment against them and their families thanks to Donald Trump. Raffensperger told The committee by which Trump supporters broke into the home of his daughter-in-law, a widow with two children. Bowers told panel he was regularly visited at home by people who accused him of being “a pedophile and pervert and a corrupt politician” and “arguing and threatening with neighbors and with the government.” I.” He added that one of these people was armed and that the presence of Trump supporters made his “severely ill” daughter uncomfortable. That daughter, Kacey Rae Bowers, then die.
What about Trump? He spent Tuesday morning trying to discredit the witnesses today, you guessed it, more lies.