Rep. Jamie Raskin’s presentation displaying Trump’s tweet and the way his seditionist supporters responded to it has been devastating.
Video of Raskin:
Among the feedback from Trump supporters:
“Cops don’t have standing if they are laying on the ground in a pool of their own blood.”
“Sure, yeah, after it was announced, that he would be there on the sixth, we thought yes, then anything else was shut out and it was going to be on the sixth.”
“Bring handcuffs and wait near the tunnels”
Raskin added. “One post encouraged others to come with body armor, knuckles, shields, bats, pepper spray, whatever it takes. All of those were used on the sixth. Thedonald.win featured suggestions for targeting members of congress, and encouragement to attend this once-in-a-lifetime event. While trump supporters grew more aggressive online, he continued to rile up his base on Twitter. He said there was overwhelming evidence that the election was the biggest scam in our nation’s history. As you can see, the president continued to boost the event, dozens times in the lead-up to January 6.”
Trump knew what he was doing. He needed the violent mob on the Capitol, and Rep. Raskin’s presentation confirmed Trump’s intent and the willingness of his supporters to each decide up on the message and take motion.
The presentation was a robust piece of proof that destroys any GOP excuses absolving Trump of blame for the 1/6 assault.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He’s additionally a White Home Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Diploma in Political Science. His graduate work targeted on public coverage, with a specialization in social reform actions.
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