Trump expressed a strong interest in joining Giuliani on the trip and directed his assistants to plan his trip to Pennsylvania, several sources said. The road, which would be the first in the Washington area since election day, was not on the White House’s public agenda published Tuesday night, but is being treated internally as an unannounced movement.
The event is a recent attempt by Trump and his allies to undermine confidence in the 2020 election and challenge the legitimacy of Joe Biden’s presidential election.
Republicans from the Trump campaign and the Pennsylvania Senate on Tuesday announced plans for the Gettysburg event, a meeting of the Pennsylvania Senate Majority Political Committee – seen as an effort to expose “irregularities” in the 2020 election. The meeting is organized by the Pennsylvania State Senate GOP, which holds it in a hotel – not the State Capitol.
Asking for the opinion of White House Deputy Secretary of State Judd Deere, White House Deputy Secretary, he told CNN, “I’m referring to tomorrow’s public agenda. I don’t have any further updates at the moment.”
These are the first three similar events Trump’s campaign has coordinated with Republican state lawmakers in Pennsylvania, Arizona and Michigan. There is no evidence of widespread voter fraud in these states, despite frequent allegations by Trump and his allies.
It is unclear whether Trump will speak at the hearing, which, according to his campaign, is expected to include “the testimony of witnesses who testify to the 2020 election fraud.”
A striking place to visit Trump. Gettysburg is the site of the most famous battle of the Civil War, in which the Union reversed the invasion of the Confederate North. The battle was led by troops under the command of Confederate General George Pickett, which was repulsed by American forces.
Barely two days after the General Services Administration authorized the resumption of the presidential transition, Trump’s visit again indicates that he does not intend to abandon his election allegations and will not allow Biden to compete.
One source warned that travel plans could change because the White House treats travel as an unplanned “unregistered” movement.
CNN’s Jim Acosta and Kaitlan Collins contributed to this report.