‘Stop the hypocrisy’: Trump defense team highlights Democratic Party’s use of incendiary rhetoric

Democratic House impeachment managers appear to have seen their arguments against former President Donald Trump backfire on them.

Trump’s defense team played offense on Friday, effectively turning the claim that the ex-president’s politically charged rhetoric warranted impeachment back on Democrats who have their own sordid history of inflammatory remarks.

“Every single one of you”

Democrats have backed a second impeachment effort based on the theory that a rally Trump held in D.C. on Jan. 6 incited the riot on Capitol Hill that followed later the same day.

For their part, Trump’s lawyers have attacked the argument in a variety of ways — but their argument on Friday might have been the most effective.

Defense attorneys presented several videos showing prominent Democrats using language similar to the phrases used by the then-president during his rally last month. Among those depicted therein were party leaders including Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Vice President Kamala Harris, and even President Joe Biden.

One Trump attorney, David Schoen, attempted to drive the message home after one of the videos concluded.

“Every single one of you, and every one of you,” he said of the rampant use of words like “fight” in the context of political battles. “That’s OK. You didn’t do anything wrong. It’s a word people use, but please stop the hypocrisy.”

“A false and dangerous equivalence”

Michael van der Veen, another Trump lawyer, went on to argue that the Democrats featured in those videos would have to be held accountable under the new standard produced in an effort to justify impeaching the former president.

“Under the standards of the House impeachment article, each of these individuals should be retroactively censored, expelled, punished, or impeached for inciting violence by their supporters,” he said.

Of course, some Democrats in the upper chamber attempted to brush the entire defense strategy off as a distraction.

“What they are plainly doing is trying to draw a false and dangerous equivalence to distract from Donald Trump inviting and then inciting the mob and then failing his oath to protect the Capitol,” claimed Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT).

While the impeachment trial initially appeared destined to drag on further following a vote on Saturday to call witnesses, the ordeal now appears on pace to wrap up quickly — with evidence pointing to an all-but-assured acquittal for Trump.

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  1. The democrats are such absolute total fools. They care only about the power they can achieve from their actions. I believe the American people see right through them and will hand them their walking papers.

  2. PRES.TRUMP HAS BEEN ACQUITTED OF “ANOTHER SOMETHING HE HASN’T DONE”. ALL SUCH MALICIOUS IMPEACHMENTS SHOULD BE TOTALLY EXPUNGED. “CANCEL” THEM, WHY DOESN’T SOMEBODY?!

    HIS DEFENSE TEAM PRESENTED MANY PIECES OF VIDEO EVIDENCE OF THOSE ACCUSING TRUMP OF INCITING A RIOT TO BE DEFINITELY, WITHOUT QUESTION, GUILTY OF DOING JUST THAT. I HOPE MAXINE WATERS’ FLAGRANT, BELLICOSE CALL TO INCITE CHAOS, RIOTING UPHEAVAL WAS AMONG THOSE CLIPS PLAYED.

    THEY ARE…STILL…IN OFFICE. IMPEACH ALL OF THEM. UNTIL THIS ACTION BEFALLS THEM, THEY WILL CONTINUE ON IN THEIR KGB-LAWLESS WAYS, TERRORIZING PRES TRUMP, OUR PEOPLE AND NATION…NON-STOP…AND WE’RE SICK TO DEATH OF IT!

    NONE OF THESE DISGRACEFUL, BEHAVIORLY DISORDERED, MEAN SPIRITED DEMS ARE FIT TO BE GOVERNING OTHERS WHEN THEY, THEMSELVES, ARE SO OUT OF CONTROL. ALLOWING THIS TO CONTINUE IN OUR NATION IS SPAWNING A GOV’T. OF “SUPER RATS” WHO WILL DEVOUR US ALL.

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  4. These lowlife scum dems along with their lowlife scum msm and law enforcement (FBI and DOJ) all need a cleansing. They are corrupt as the day is long. The legitimate POTUS is DJT and NOTHING will change that. DJT is MORE popular today and has the backing of millions of America’s patriots.

    1. He also has the backing of many used to be democrats who would like to change their votes from biden to President Donald Trump. And the Rinos who voted to impeach President Trump should start looking for a new line of work.

      1. Yes, maybe they can get a job making wind turbans, like the people on the pipelines were told.
        Or at the electric car plant. They are nothing but SWAMP SCUM❗

  5. Never has a president has to put up with so much garbage as Trump has had to do. I think the dems are afraid he will expose even more of their fraudulent ways. If you have nothing to hide then there is nothing to be afraid of pure and simple.

    1. They just keep getting away with their BS. Why? Why is nothing not being done to them? Why aren’t Obama, Clinton, and Bush not being impeached ? They work for the American People. The American People are not working for them. But they act as we are. I say fire them all, get them out of office. They all need to go. Put them to PASTURE, and give them a blunt!! So they can get happy!!!!!

  6. All the stupid Democrats have done is show the world and the American people how ignorant they are of the constitution and our laws. The only thing they really know is how to waste the Tax payers money in trying to destroy the best money saving President America has ever had. They can’t stand the fact that Trump is smarter than they are and made fools of them ever since he became president. The real problem with our government is the now Democratic leaders who have shown the American people how evil and hateful they are and how they are trying to destroy America and its people of our freedom. They are going push the people till they can’t take it anymore and finally rebel against them. And they are to stupid to realize that they and their walls can’t stop millions of Americans that will attack and destroy all of them in the end . America is not going to see no peace till this happens . I myself hope that it doesn’t come down to this but that’s the way this whole evil mess is headed.

  7. Glad all their “ rhetoric” has jumped up and bit them in the arse! THEY are the domestic terrorists! Piglosi is the “ enemy in the house” Schumer is her cohort in the senate! Impeach all of them!!!!

  8. Blah, Blah, Blah, What a waste of time nothing came out of their TOXIC MOUTH TO DESTROY OUR DEARLY BELOVED PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP BY A BUNCH OF MORONS DEMOC-RATS…

  9. LET US HOPE & PRAY PRES D,T. IS REINSTATED AS PRES. EVEN A “SO CALLED BLIND MAN’ CAN SEE HOW THE EL WAS FIXED IN MANY WAYS & FORMS.

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