Trump Goes On Birthday Rant About Jan. 6 Hearings: 'This is Cancel Culture'

Former President Donald Trump took to his Truth Social platform on his birthday to criticize the panel investigating his alleged role in the January 6, 2021 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.

On January 6, 2021, after Trump gave a speech earlier that day claiming the election result was fraudulent, a large mob – many of them supporters of the former president – stormed the Capitol, as Congress was formalizing Joe Biden's victory.

Four people died during the riots, and a Capitol Police officer died the following day as a result of injuries suffered in the attack. Additionally, four police officers who responded to the riot died by suicide following the attack.

Some 138 police officers were injured in the unrest and at least 865 people were charged in association with the riots. Trump was banned from Twitter and Facebook following the attacks, over fears that he may use the platforms to incite violence over the election result.

Since then, an investigation into the former president's alleged role in the attacks has been launched, with the hearings beginning in March.

On Truth Social on Tuesday, the day after the second hearing took place, Trump said: "Does anybody notice that the Unselect Committee refuses to discuss of debate, in any way, share, or form, the many irrefutable types of Election Fraud and Irregularities found in the 2020 Election? This is Cancel Culture because they know that they have zero chance of winning that debate. So sad to see our Country falling apart!"

"The Unselect Committee refuse to debate the Election results, the reason for the massive crowd on January 6, because they can't!", he added.

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Former President Donald Trump took to his ‘Truth Social’ platform on his birthday to criticize the panel investigating his alleged role in the January 6, 2021 insurrection at the Capitol Building in Washington D.C. Pictured, Trump speaks on May 28, 2022 in Casper, Wyoming. Chet Strange/Getty

The second of the January 6 televised hearings took place Monday, with the panel focusing on the so-called "Big Lie" — the false conspiracy that the 2020 election, which Trump lost to Joe Biden, was stolen from the former president and was an orchestrated electoral fraud.

On Monday, the committee looked to show that Trump's pushing of election fraud claims was seemingly a plot to raise money from his supporters. It heard that Trump and his allies raised more than $255 million in donations that they said were going to fight legal battles to overturn Biden's victory, but it in fact went mainly to Trump's "Save America" PAC group.

The committee will hold additional hearings later this month.

Trump later responded to the hearing with a 12-page statement, saying that it was a political move to stop him from running again for the presidency.

"The Democrats know that I would correct all of this, and they are doing everything in their power to stop me – but we can't be stopped," Trump said. "We have to Save America."

He also called the January 6 panel a "kangaroo court" and doubled down on his claim of election fraud.

In his statement, he also attacked the Democrats and the Biden administration.

"Seventeen months after the events of January 6th, Democrats are unable to offer solutions," Trump said. "They are desperate to change the narrative of a failing nation, without even making mention of the havoc and death caused by the Radical Left just months earlier," he added, referencing the botched withdrawal from Afghanistan in August 2021.

Newsweek has reached out to Trump's office for comment.