The Democrats in the Senate have been working for four straight days to accurately and persuasively lay out exactly how ex-President Donald Trump incited a rabid mob to attack Capitol Hill and disrupt the peaceful transfer of power — but sadly, it will all be for naught as the cowards in the Republican Party signal they will vote to acquit no matter how convincing the case may be.
In typical Trump fashion, defense lawyer Bruce Castor dispensed with all subtlety and exposed the real reason that Senate Republicans won’t convict him despite his obvious guilt — they’re scared of Trump turning against them and backing a QAnon devotee right-wing extremist to take their cushy jobs away from them.
Bruce Castor said this as he argued Trump was backing peaceful primary challenges to Republicans who he thought weren’t fighting hard enough.
— Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) February 12, 2021
Bruce Castor: Nobody is anxious to have a primary challenge. President Trump told his listeners if their members of Congress wouldn't fight for their views they should find someone who would.
Trump's lawyer threatens Senators by proxy & adds he doesn't know if he's under oath.
— Karen DaltonBeninato (@kbeninato) February 12, 2021
This is why we’re treated to the infuriating scene of Republican Senators like Ted Cruz and Lindsey Graham disappearing into rooms with Trump’s defense team, actively colluding with the defendant’s legal team in a trial that they are supposed to be the jurors at.
Making a mockery of the entire trial at every turn, this grim farce is an unmistakable signal that the integrity of every politician with an R by their name is compromised and incapable of putting their country and our democracy above their selfish ambitions.
Here's Jason Miller on Newsmax admitting that Ted Cruz, Lindsey Graham, and Mike Lee not only met with Trump's lawyers but are literally helping with Trump's impeachment defense. Cruz, Graham, and Lee are supposed to be jurors. pic.twitter.com/jJOciPdk1K
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) February 12, 2021