House managers say timeline shows Trump's silence encouraged insurrection

Written by on February 12, 2021

Former President Donald Trump’s attorneys are anticipated to defend his speeches and tweets main as much as the Jan. 6 Capitol riots as protected by his First Modification proper to free speech.

However the House managers prosecuting him are specializing in what Trump didn’t say because the riot escalated. They assert Trump’s muted response helps their case of inciting rebel – the cost in opposition to the previous president in his second impeachment trial.

“Our commander-in-chief who is understood for sending 108 tweets in a traditional day, despatched 5 tweets and a pre-recorded video,” mentioned Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas, mentioned throughout Wednesday’s listening to.

Castro and different Home managers characterised Trump’s response to the rioters as sluggish, ineffectual and implicitly in help the of rioters — just like his response to different controversial occasions throughout his presidency.

A take a look at the Jan. 6 timeline Home managers have introduced to the Senate.

Printed 3:26 pm UTC Feb. 12, 2021 Up to date 3:26 pm UTC Feb. 12, 2021


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