Skip to comments.Report: ‘At Least a Dozen’ Republican Senators Walked Out of Impeachment Trial
Posted on 02/12/2021 6:13:38 PM PST by SeekAndFind
At least a dozen Republican Senators reportedly walked out of the Senate impeachment trial on Thursday, after lead House impeachment manager Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) tried to argue that years of Trump rallies were incitement to violence.
National Review reporter John McCormack reported several Republican Senators left the chamber during part of Raskin’s presentation, and missed the subsequent argument of Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA), who argued that Trump was a future danger.
Inside the Senate chamber:
Trump’s 2016 rivals Rubio, Cruz, and Graham watched intently as video documented Trump’s 2015-2020 remarks making light of or justifying political violence.
Graham, Rubio, and Cruz then left and didn’t watch Lieu’s presentation from the floor.
— John McCormack (@McCormackJohn) February 11, 2021
At least a dozen Senate Republicans skipped at least part of Lieu’s presentation.
Lieu warned of history repeating itself:“I’m afraid [Trump is] going to run again and lose.”
— John McCormack (@McCormackJohn) February 11, 2021
Raskin tried to claim that Trump’s speech on January 6 incited the Capitol riot because he had spent years encouraging supporters to commit acts of violence, or condoning past acts of violence, often using specific coded language to do so.
Specifically, Raskin claimed Trump had incited violence against public officials in the past. He tried, for example, to link Trump to the plot uncovered (by the Trump administration) to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer last fall, though one of the alleged plotters was a Black Lives Matter supporter, and another plotter had an anarchist flag and hated police.
Raskin also claimed, falsely, that Trump had praised neo-Nazis who rioted in Charlottesville, Virginia, in 2017 — a familiar lie known as the “very fine people” hoax.
In fact, Trump said the neo-Nazis should be “condemned totally.”
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That turned off Republicans. They lived through those events and do not subscribe to Democratic/media characterization of them. So managers probably took a step backward on Thursday. 3/9 https://t.co/jRGi6vVOvb
— Byron York (@ByronYork) February 12, 2021
“...often using specific coded language to do so.”
Crazy freaks - if they actually believe it.
Schizophrenia. Schizophrenics always believe there are voided messages in everything.
Lieu warned of history repeating itself:“I’m afraid [Trump is] going to run again and WIN.”
There fixed it for him.
It's all spilling out.
When a prosecutor is discovered to falsified evidence, repeatedly, the trial is over, voided by the lies. We are witnessing just such deceit by the demon rats and not one consequence will arrive because the entire filthy democrat spectacle is a stalinesque kangaroo court of nasty pelousy and upchuck schumer’s dreams. These people are evil to their cores, as evidenced by their use of lies as children of the father of lies a murderer from the start. Murderers? Yes, their unholy sacrament of slaughtering alive sensing unborn children exposes them further. EVIL scum they are.
Yes. Good points.
It’s a kangaroo court.
Not serious as a court of law, but deadly serious in malicious intent.
“Report: ‘At Least a Dozen’ Republican Senators Walked Out of Impeachment Trial..”
Should have been 50 of them.
Somebody’s guess ‘it was a dozen’, but geewhiz, not one real name!
Found their balls, did they?
Justice Roberts should have walked in and walked over to the Democrats and asked,
“Have you no shame?”
You better walk when the democrats are actually doctoring video of what Trump said on national TV.
We need Trump back in office and many others who will emulate him.
I got the hidden messages because I kept my secret decoder ring. I hope you did too!
Trump will NOT run again, this whole thing is stupid.
During the Democrat portion of the impeachment hearings, Mitt Romney was found to be concealing an erection.
Liberals think the word “freedom” is a dog whistle to white supremacists.
When Trump runs and wins in 2024 they’ll admit he won in 2020 and invoke the 22nd Amendment:
Section 1. No person shall be elected to the office of the President more than twice
Well at least Democrats are consistent. They lied and pushed conspiracy theories in the first sham impeachment and here they are doing it again in the second sham impeachment
Wife and I went to a Trump rally in 2018. Had a wonderful time. Everyone was smiling and happy. Absolutely no violence broke out at all. People attending Trump rallies tend to have a great time. If there is any violence associated with Trump rallies it is always by people who hate Trump.
I have to wonder if the democrats claim that there will be violence if Trump is not convicted, they are referring to their followers and not Trumps’s.
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