Democratic Rep. David Cicilline, a House impeachment manager, said that a tweet from former President Trump on Jan. 6 shows exactly how he felt about the Capitol attack.
At 6:01 p.m. ET on Jan. 6, Trump tweeted “these are the things that happen when a sacred landslide election victory is so unceremoniously and viciously stripped away from great patriots,” adding for rioters to go home “with love and in peace.”
“Every time I read that tweet, it chills me to the core,” Cicilline said. “The President of the United States sided with the insurrectionists. He celebrated their cause. He validated their attack. He told them, ‘remember this day forever,’ hours after they marched through these halls looking to assassinate Vice President Pence, the Speaker of the House, and any of us they could find.”
Cicilline said that Trump’s arguments against impeachment are “dead wrong” and “distractions.”
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