Former President Donald Trump has canceled the press conference he planned to hold at Mar-a-Lago on January 6.
According to a report from Axios, the cancellation came at the urging of Fox News host Laura Ingraham and Sen. Lindsey Graham.
Graham confirmed to the outlet that he had urged Trump to cancel and focus on promoting election reform instead.
The press conference had been scheduled to take place at the same time as President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris are both scheduled to deliver remarks at a prayer service at the Capitol commemorating the first anniversary.
In a statement about the cancellation, the former president blamed the House Select Committee investigating the protest for the change of plans. He also promised to discuss the same topics during an upcoming rally in Arizona.
“In light of the total bias and dishonesty of the January 6th Unselect Committee of Democrats, two failed Republicans, and the Fake News Media, I am canceling the January 6th Press Conference at Mar-a-Lago on Thursday, and instead will discuss many of those important topics at my rally on Saturday, January 15th, in Arizona – It will be a big crowd!” Trump said in a statement.
“What has become more and more obvious to ALL is that the LameStream Media will not report the facts that Nancy Pelosi and the Capitol Sergeant-at-Arms denied requests for the D.C. National Guard or Military to be present at the Capitol. Their emails and correspondence with the Department of Defense exist, but the media won’t ask for this evidence, or report the truth!” the statement continued.
The statement also asserted, once again, that the election was stolen and that the “fraud” should be the subject of investigation — not the protest. He also referred to his belief about the election as the “Crime of the Century.”
Trump added, “This is the Democrats’ Great Cover-Up Committee and the Media is complicit. Why did Adam ‘Shifty’ Schiff forge and change the statement of Congressman Jim Jordan without any consequence? Why will Crazy Nancy Pelosi not provide her communications with the House Sergeant-at-Arms and the House Chief Administrative Officer, or promise to retain these vital messages, which many feel she has already destroyed—perhaps illegally? Also, why is the primary reason for the people coming to Washington D.C., which is the fraud of the 2020 Presidential Election, not the primary topic of the Unselect Committee’s investigation? This was, indeed, the Crime of the Century.”
“I look forward to seeing our Great American patriots in Arizona next weekend for a big rally to Save America!” Trump concluded.