Hillary Clinton sent out a warning to GOP senators before the first day debates, saying that they will prove to be “his co-conspirators if they do not side with Democrats and convict former President Donald Trump.
On Wednesday Clinton said, “If Senate Republicans fail to convict Donald Trump, it won’t be because the facts were with him or his lawyers mounted a competent defense, “It will be because the jury includes his co-conspirators”.
Clinton retweeted a video of the deceitfully edited video shown by House impeachment manager Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD), who promised to impeach Trump before the former president formally took office.
“As Rep. Jamie Raskin said of Donald Trump inciting an insurrection as president: ‘If that’s not an impeachable offense, there is no such thing,’” Clinton said:
While the heavily edited video emotionally moved Democrats, the video showed a false impression of Trump directly inciting protestors, encouraging them to commit crimes and in acts of violence at the U.S. Capitol.
Democrats deceitfully left out an important part of Trump’s January 6 speech in the video, where he told protestors to “peacefully and patriotically make your voices heard.”
On Tuesday, former U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) asked whether the heavily edited video broke House Rules by focusing on the “dissemination by electronic means, including by social media, of any image, video, or audio file that has been distorted or manipulated with the intent to mislead the public.”
On Tuesday, Six Republican senators joined with Democrats deciding the trial is in fact constitutional after hours of debate. Five of the votes came from Sens. Susan Collins (R-ME), Mitt Romney (R-UT), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Ben Sasse (D-NE), and Pat Toomey (R-PA). Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) had similar concerns over whether the trial last month is constitutional. Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) also joined them on Tuesday.