Democrat Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) said that a tweet sent out by former President Donald Trump as the riot at the Capitol started means that he is guilty of incitement, case closed.
Trump wrote in the tweet, “Mike Pence didn’t have the courage to do what should have been done to protect our Country and our Constitution, giving States a chance to certify a corrected set of facts, not the fraudulent or inaccurate ones which they were asked to previously certify. USA demands the truth!”
Murphy said that the fact Trump didn’t tell the rioters to go home instead of tweeting at Pence means he is responsible for the riots, but depending on the timing, Trump may not have even known about the riot when he posted that tweet.
“So even as the riot was occurring, the president had a chance to turn it around, and instead he incited it, knowing what was happening at the Capitol,” Murphy said. But did Trump really know what was happening?
Murphy seems to be relying on reports from inside the White House that Trump knew about the riot and didn’t respond right away because he was happy about it, but those reports have not been verified and contradict other reports that say the opposite.
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