DNC Chair Says Trump's Jan. 6 Efforts Touched 'All 3 Branches' of Government

The chair of the Democratic National Committee has accused the Republican Party of using all three branches of government in a conspiracy to overturn the results of the 2020 election.

Jaime Harrison, leader of the Democratic Party's governing body, made the sweeping accusation on Twitter Friday in response to revelations about GOP efforts to block Joe Biden from the White House.

Earlier this week, reports showed that Ginni Thomas, wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, urged former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows to overturn the election.

That followed revelations from GOP U.S. Representative Mo Brooks, who said ex-President Donald Trump leaned on the Alabama lawmaker to "rescind" the election.

"It is clear now that the GOP attempt to overturn our election touched all 3 branches of our government—executive, legislative and judiciary!" Harrison said in a tweet.

He also said it was now clear why House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy tried to stop the creation of a special committee investigating the January 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.

DNC Chairman Jaime Harrison
Jaime Harrison, leader of the Democratic National Committee, has accused the GOP of using all three government branches in a conspiracy to overturn Donald Trump's substantial loss to Joe Biden in the 2020 presidential election. Above, Harrison delivers remarks before Vice President Kamala Harris takes the stage at the Louis Stokes Library at her alma mater Howard University on July 8, 2021, in Washington, D.C. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

"The Judiciary doesn't have the military power of the executive branch or the power of the purse of the legislative branch ... its powers is to interpret the law & have folks believe that interpretation is unbiased and just ... when that faith is diminished then its power is also," Harrison said in a followup.

The committee in recent months has turned its attention to activities by Trump and his inner circle leading up to a mob storming the Capitol in an effort to prevent the certification of the 2020 election. Earlier this month, lawyers for the House January 6 committee said in a court filing that they have evidence of Trump and his associates engaging in a "criminal conspiracy" to thwart the certification.

Trump and his allies have made baseless charges that the 2020 election was marked by widespread voter fraud. The extent of how far Trump's claims infiltrated the party was revealed earlier this week.

Ginni Thomas, a Republican Party activist, pressed Meadows to overturn the results of the 2020 election in series of texts that referenced conspiracy theories, according to reporting from The Washington Post and CBS.

"Help This Great President stand firm Mark!!! ... You are the leader, with him, who is standing for America's constitutional governance at the precipice," Thomas wrote in one text. "The majority knows Biden and the Left is attempting the greatest Heist of our History."

Clarence Thomas is not referenced in the texts, according to the Post. Ginni Thomas has previously said her husband's work is separate from her activism.

Brooks said Wednesday that Trump asked him to improperly block the 2020 election results and remove Biden from office. The statement from Brooks follows Trump pulling his endorsement for the lawmaker's Senate bid.

"As a lawyer, I've repeatedly advised President Trump that January 6 was the final election contest verdict and neither the U.S. Constitution nor the U.S. Code permit what President Trump asks," said Brooks in a statement. "Period."

Newsweek has reached out to McCarthy for comment.