Color me shocked! The Democrats conveniently edit out key Trump quotes that exonerate him of their idiotic claim that he supported and encouraged insurrection against the United States of America.
Republicans on Wednesday accused Democrats of playing dirty at the impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump — as one GOP senator said Trump’s acquittal on a charge of inciting last month’s deadly Capitol Hill riot was “pretty well” guaranteed.
During Day 2 of the unprecedented proceedings in the US Senate, several high-profile Republicans said Democratic impeachment managers from the House of Representatives had selectively quoted from Trump’s speech to his supporters before they stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6.
“President Trump told protestors to ‘peacefully and patriotically make your voices heard,’” the Republican House Judiciary Committee tweeted.
“You left that part out. Wonder why?”
President Trump told protestors to “peacefully and patriotically make your voices heard.”
You left that part out. Wonder why? https://t.co/mf59wlGPaJ
— House Judiciary GOP (@JudiciaryGOP) February 10, 2021
A similar sentiment came from former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows.
“There’s one line from President Trump’s January 6th speech that Democrats keep conveniently leaving out: ‘Peacefully and patriotically make your voices heard,’” Meadows tweeted.
There’s one line from President Trump’s January 6th speech that Democrats keep conveniently leaving out:
“Peacefully and patriotically make your voices heard”
— Mark Meadows (@MarkMeadows) February 10, 2021
Former Trump campaign spokesman and adviser Jason Miller also tweeted: “‘Peaceful and patriotic’ – three words the Democratic House Impeachment Managers seem to have edited out of all their video clips.”
"Peaceful and patriotic" – three words the Democratic House Impeachment Managers seem to have edited out of all their video clips.
— Jason Miller (@JasonMillerinDC) February 10, 2021
Midway through Wednesday’s session, House manager Madeleine Dean (D-Pa.) noted that Trump’s instruction for his supporters to “peacefully and patriotically make your voices heard” was a singular event during his speech.
“In a speech spanning almost 11,000 words — yes, we did check — that was the one time, the only time President Trump used the word peaceful or any suggestion of non-violence,” Dean said.
“President Trump used the word ‘fight’ or ‘fighting’ 20 times, including telling the crowd they needed to ‘fight like hell’ to save our democracy.”
To counter this stupidity, the “Trump War Room” account dug up a 2019 video clip in which one of the House managers, Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.), employed the “fight like hell” phrase that Trump used during his speech.
“I’ll fight like hell to see to make sure that we see this report,” Swalwell said on CNN while discussing the results of former special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe.
"I'll fight like hell." – Rep. Eric Swalwell in 2019. pic.twitter.com/iD7Z1CggcO
— Trump War Room (@TrumpWarRoom) February 10, 2021
Hypocrite Democrats’ Calling The Kettle Black
During a break in the trial, Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) also accused the Democrat House managers of hypocrisy for focusing on Trump’s refusal to concede the 2020 election over unsubstantiated claims of fraud.
“[What] is going through all Republicans’ minds is, ‘But what about Hillary Clinton saying and telling Joe Biden, “Never concede”?’” Johnson said.
Let’s also not forget Duke Nukem aka Eric Swalwell threatening to use Nukes on Americans if they refused to give up their Second Amendment Rights and hand over their firearms.
And it would be a short war my friend. The government has nukes. Too many of them. But they’re legit. I’m sure if we talked we could find common ground to protect our families and communities.
— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@RepSwalwell) November 16, 2018