Day two of former President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial in the Senate Wednesday brought more partisan fireworks, as well as some detailed testimony.
One of the focuses Wednesday was on the language Trump used during his “Save America” speech on Jan. 6. Rep. Madeline Dean pointed out that Trump specifically said protestors should do to the Capitol and “peacefully and patriotically make your voices heard.”
The problem, according to Democrats, was that was the only time that Trump had toned down his rhetoric and actually used the word “peaceful” was one time in his 11,000 word speech.
According to Dean, Trump used the word “fight” or “fighting” 20 times during the speech.
Joaquin Castro, D-Texas, played an audio recording of a chant where the crowd was shouting “hang Mike Pence.”
Castro went on to note that Trump at one point had said he would be disappointed if Pence did not stand up and oppose the certification of the election results.
Ted Lieu, D-California echoed Castro’s thoughts. “Vice President Pence stood strong and certified the election. Vice President Pence showed us what it means to be an American, what it means to show courage,” Lieu said.
Lieu read a quote from a story in the New York Times that allegedly quoted Trump telling Pence “you can either go down in history as a patriot or you can go down in history as a p—-y.”
IT went on, and on, with Democrats continuing to try to prove the fact that Trump “orchestrated” insurgents to the capitol.
Trump’s defense team will get their chance this week to refute some of these claims and present evidence of their own.