Former President Trump marks third anniversary of January 6 Capitol attack by calling for release of attack ‘hostages’

Former President Trump marks third anniversary of January 6 Capitol attack by calling for release of attack ‘hostages’

Former President Donald Trump marked the third anniversary of the January 6 Capitol attack by reiterating his call for the release of what he referred to as ‘hostages’ and criticizing President Joe Biden.

Trump addressed the January 6 events at two campaign stops in Iowa, emphasizing that participants acted ‘patriotically and peacefully.’

In addition to his comments on the Capitol attack, Trump continued his verbal attacks on former Rep. Liz Cheney, a Republican who participated in the House’s investigation into the January 6 events.

Demand for J6 Release:

During an evening rally in Clinton, Iowa, Trump passionately called on President Biden to release what he termed ‘J6 hostages.’

He asserted that these individuals, connected to the January 6 riot, have suffered enough and urged Biden to address their status promptly.

Biden’s Response and Earlier Remarks:

Trump’s demand for the release of January 6 participants came in response to President Biden’s recent remarks on the anniversary.

Biden, during his 2024 campaign kick-off speech in Pennsylvania, referred to the events of January 6, stating that the country nearly lost America on that day. He criticized Trump, calling him ‘sick’ and a ‘loser.’

Delayed Campaign Appearance and Critique of Biden:

Trump’s campaign appearance in Clinton experienced a delay of nearly three and a half hours due to a malfunctioning private plane.

Once on stage, Trump criticized Biden and the Democrats, accusing them of transforming the country negatively. He insisted that releasing the ‘J6 hostages’ was a necessary action.

Comparison of Issues:

Earlier in Newton, Iowa, Trump commented on the southern border crisis, asserting that it overshadowed the significance of January 6.

He characterized the border situation as a real ‘insurrection’ and differentiated it from the events at the Capitol. Trump claimed that migrants at the border were not acting ‘patriotically and peacefully.’

Trump’s Remarks on Liz Cheney:

During the Newton event, Trump targeted Liz Cheney, accusing her of suffering from ‘Trump Derangement Syndrome.’

He mocked her on television, imitating her demeanor, and claimed credit for her electoral defeat. Trump asserted that Cheney’s loss in the primary, where she faced Rep. Harriet Hageman, marked the largest margin of defeat in congressional history.

Cheney’s Primary Loss and Records:

Trump highlighted Cheney’s primary loss in Wyoming in August 2022 to Harriet Hageman by over 37 points, setting records for a congressional defeat.

He emphasized that any candidate performing poorly would typically withdraw from the race well before facing such a significant loss.


Trump’s dual focus on demanding the release of January 6 participants and criticizing political adversaries, particularly Liz Cheney, underscores the ongoing impact of the Capitol attack on the political landscape and the divisions within the Republican Party.

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