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"The attack on the Capitol last Wednesday was not a spontaneous eruption of violence. It was the culmination of a campaign waged by the president of the United States and his allies in Congress and the right wing media to overturn the results of a free and fair election that began even before the ballots began to be counted on Election Day.
That campaign involved a barrage of lies about the integrity of the voting process from the president, his allies and other elected Republicans.
Mr. Trump began undermining November's election before the first vote was cast.
Then, after it was clear Mr. Biden was the victor, and after weeks of public and private attempts to get states to change their vote totals and deliever him a second term, the president encouraged his supporters to converge on Washington on Jan. 6.:
"Be there, will be wild!' he tweeted
Mr. Trump took the stage and gave perhaps the most un-American speech ever uttered by a president.
'We will not take it anymore,' Mr. Trump told the crowd. 'We will stop the steal.'
Mr. Trump further said on his Jan. 6 speach:
'We're going to walk down, and I'll be there with you, we're going to walk down,' Mr. Trump said, 'to the Capitol, and we're going to cheer on our brave senators and congressmen and -women, and we're probably not going to be cheering so much for some of them.' He continued: 'Because you'll never take back our country with weakness. You have to show strength, and you have to be strong. We have to demand that Congress do the right thing and only count the electors who have been lawfully slated, lawfully slated.'
'We fight. We fight like hell,' the president said. 'If you don't fight like hell, you're not going to have a country anymore.
With that, the crowd struck off and some of the president's loyalists stormed the capitol.
Mr. Trump may not have called directly for this behavior, but there is no question that he encouraged it and then refused for hours to condemn it, even as the whole world watched in horror. When he finally asked for rioters to stop and go home, he continued to claim the election had been stolen."
quoted excerpts: NYT's - Editorial - "Impeach Mr. Trump Again" - Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Mr. Trump may not have called directly for this behavior, but there is no question that he encouraged it and then refused for hours to condemn it, even as the whole world watched in horror.
originally posted by: carewemust
Saturday, January 9, 2021
With Joe Biden being sworn in as an (illegitimate) U.S. President on January 20th, Democrats are determined to give President Trump a kick in the butt, on his way out the door.
Democrats, a few Republicans, and the Mainstream Media are urging that President Trump be Impeached ASAP, because he "incited violence" on January 6th, when Trump supporters left a rally, walked into the U.S. Capitol Building, and trashed several offices inside.
If you look at the Transcript of his speech, there is no section where President Trump asked supporters to go to the Capitol building and cause damage or injury. Here are the key excerpts:
Full Transcript: www.rev.com...
We’re going walk down to the Capitol, and we’re going to cheer on our brave senators, and congressmen and women.
We have come to demand that Congress do the right thing and only count the electors who have been lawfully slated, lawfully slated.
I know that everyone here will soon be marching over to the Capitol building to peacefully and patriotically make your voices heard.
If you notice, the evil people who say President Trump incited a riot, or incited violence, never point to, or play sections of his speech where he called for violence.
BECAUSE THERE AREN'T ANY.
Keep that in mind when nasty Nancy Pelosi unveils articles of Impeachment this coming Monday. She wants President Trump to go down in history as the only President impeached by the U.S. House, twice in one term.