Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) revealed how Trump spent months lighting the flames and building a mob to steal the elections with.
Eric Swalwell destroys Trump’s defense by pointing out that Trump had been telling the mob for months that their victory was stolen so he could use it to steal the election himself. #TrumpImpeachmentTrial pic.twitter.com/cNIoDbPyTQ
– Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) February 10, 2021
Rep. Swalwell said:
President Trump’s behavior through January 6 was deliberate, planned, and willful. This wasn’t a single speech. Not a single tweet. There were dozens in quick succession with specific details. He was part of the host committee. In fact, when he gathered his inflamed mob in DC, he warned us that he knew what was coming. That was what President Trump said the night before the attack. I should say that this was one of his dozen statements on Twitter in the hours leading up to the attack.
I hope the Democrats and especially the weak and ineffective RINO section of the Republican Party look to the thousands of people who flock to DC. They won’t stand for a landslide victory being stolen. @ Senate majority leader. Thousands of people flock to DC. They will not advocate the landslide elections being stolen. It’s all right. He’s tagging senators to pressure you to stop.
Democrats are breaking apart Trump’s month-long efforts and coordination to attack democracy and steal elections. Rep. Swalwell was Trump’s worst nightmare. He showed that Trump was not an innocent bystander, but in his words the host committee for the uprising.
After years of chaos detracting from his behavior, Rep. Swalwell has identified Trump as the eye of the storm and the person who instigated the attack on the Capitol.
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Mr. Easley is the Founder / Senior Editor, White House Press Pool, and a Congressional Correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor’s degree in political science. His thesis focused on public order with a specialization in social reform movements.
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