Donald Trump’s impeachment trial did not go the way anyone expected.
That became clear on the first day.
And Trey Gowdy dropped one bombshell on impeachment that left Trump supporters speechless.
Trey Gowdy was one of many Republicans that piled on the performance of Donald Trump’s lawyer Bruce Castor.
On Fox News, Gowdy said Castor “whiffed it yesterday” in his effort to build the case to acquit Donald Trump on the House of Representatives’ article of impeachment.
Gowdy went on to say what he felt was missing from Castor’s presentation was a factual defense of Donald Trump’s actions that day, namely a step by step accounting for what Trump said and did after the riot broke out.
“The president’s lawyers need to come up with a factual defense for what was he doing once he learned the siege began. You can act like you were shocked it happened. But once it happened, you can’t claim that defense anymore. So why the tweets afterward, why not get more involved, more engaged. And I need to hear a factual defense, and I didn’t hear one yesterday,” Gowdy stated.
After the riot began, Donald Trump did release a video message telling rioters to go home peacefully.
The only accounts of what Trump was thinking or did in the hours after the riot came from fake news sources like the Washington Post.
Gowdy was hoping the President’s lawyers would put more meat on the bone besides leaning on the constitutional argument that the Senate has no jurisdiction to hold an impeachment trial for a former President.
Many Trump supporters disagree with Gowdy.
At the speech before the riot, President Trump clearly told the attendees to “peacefully and patriotically” make their voices heard.
That simple fact combined with the mounting evidence that the rioters preplanned this attack prove in the eyes of many that Donald Trump has nothing to do with inciting the riot.
Many Trump supporters find the incitement charge legally and morally bankrupt and think even engaging in a discussion of Trump’s speech validates a sham proceeding whose only real goal is to punish Donald Trump for the crime of winning the 2016 election and whose true target is impeaching the 75,000,000 Americans that voted for Trump as part of the Democrats’ new push to label all their opponents domestic terrorists.
Forty-four Republicans already voted to dismiss the article of impeachment on constitutional grounds.
The outcome of the case is already decided and Donald Trump won.
That’s why many of his supporters think it’s unnecessary to argue with the Democrats over what happened in January since nothing will change the fake news media narrative that Donald Trump incited an insurrection at the Capitol.
Many Trump supporters believe Republicans should reject the premise outright and not give it legitimacy or dignity by engaging in an argument on the merits of that claim.
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