Cassidy Hutchinson’s Ties To Louisiana And Texas
How quickly can you go from relatively unknown White House staff member to household name? Pretty quickly when Congress shines a nationwide spotlight on you.
Cassidy Hutchinson's name has been broadcast through US media nonstop for over 24 hours now. Due to her testimony given to Congress during the United States House Select Committee on the January 6 Attack, Hutchinson has become a household name.
Hutchinson became a major witness in Congress' investigation because of her proximity to President Donald Trump's Chief of Staff, Mark Meadows. She was in direct proximity to Meadows on January 6th, 2021, as rioters stormed the US Capitol. Her testimony focused on the events taking place inside the White House as the attack unfolded.
Her testimony was so powerful, even those who are very close to the former President were struck by it. Including former Trump Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney. He shared multiple Tweets as the testimony unfolded, including:
Another former Trump White House official Tweeted about her testimony. Former Chief of Staff of the United States Department of Homeland Security Miles Taylor shared this:
One of the biggest moments in Hutchinson's testimony was covered by the Washington Post, who wrote:
"Hutchinson testified that she was involved with conversations about requests from GOP Reps. Matt Gaetz (Fla.), Mo Brooks (Ala.), Andy Biggs (Ariz.), Louie Gohmert (Tex.) and Scott Perry (Pa.), all of whom she said had sought a promise from the White House to be cleared in advance of any crimes they might be charged with. "
But her mention of Texas Representative Louie Gohmert isn't Hutchinson's only tie to the state of Texas. She actually has a much more concrete connection. Even though Hutchinson is from New Jersey originally, she has worked for two major names in Louisiana and Texas politics.
According to Forbes, Hutchinson's fast track to the White House included stops in the offices of two big name Senators. Including the office of Texas Senator (and former Republican Presidential Primary Candidate) Ted Cruz, and the office of US House Majority (and Minority) Whip Steve Scalise. With Scalise of course being from Louisiana.