By Kipp JonesJul 12th, 2022, 4:07 pm
Brad Parscale, (A former Topekan, partly responsible for NewTek moving out of Topeka) Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, sent messages to Katrina Pierson on the evening of Jan. 6 in which he expressed regret for helping the former president get elected.
The messages were obtained by the House select committee investigating the Capitol attack, and displayed at Tuesday’s hearing.
Just after 7 p.m. ET on Jan. 6, Parscale messaged Pierson in the aftermath of the attack on the Capitol.
Trump’s former campaign manager sent the former president’s campaign spokeswoman text messages in which he said Trump’s rhetoric following the election proved deadly. The exchange between Parscale and Pierson reads:
PARSCALE: This is about trump pushing for uncertainty in our country
PARSCALE: A sitting president asking for civil war
PARSCALE: This week I feel guilty for helping him win
PIERSON: You did what you felt right at the time and therefore it was right
PARSCALE: Yeah. But a woman is dead
PIERSON: You do realize this was going to happen
PARSCALE: Yeah. If I was trump and knew my rhetoric killed someone
PIERSON: It wasn’t the rhetoric
PARSCALE: Yes it was
The exchange began at 7:14 pm and ended at 7:22 p.m. The woman killed was most certainly a reference to Ashli Babbitt, an Air Force veteran who was shot and killed by Capitol Police after she breached the building earlier in the day.
Parscale was instrumental in helping Trump’s digital operations during his 2016 campaign. He was Trump’s 2020 campaign manager at one point before he was demoted in favor of Bill Stepien in July of that year.
Parscale was involved in a domestic dispute with his wife in Florida and arrested just one month before the election. He resigned from the campaign.
In spite of his messaging to Pierson on Jan. 6, 2021, Parscale rejoined Trump at his Mar-a-Lago residence just five weeks later to run Trump’s post-presidency operations, Insider reported.
But what about that $277 million dollars that Parscale hauled off from all of Trumps fund raising?
Watch above, via CNN.