President Trump’s impeachment lawyer Bruce Castor has a great strategy, it’s so good that Democrats are already backtracking.
Castor has said that on top of arguing the trial is unconstitutional another part of Trump’s defense is videos of Democrats encouraging political violence.
“There’s a lot of tape of cities burning and courthouses being attacked and federal agents being assaulted by rioters in the streets, cheered on by Democrats throughout the country, and many of them in Washington using really the most inflammatory rhetoric that’s possible to use,” Castor pointed out before noting that Democrats were not accused on inciting that violence, yet Trump is on video stating clearly that he wanted people to march peacefully to the Capitol.
“You better be careful what you wish for,” Castor said of the Democrats.
Now Democrats are pumping the brakes and the media is doing everything they can to help.
During an appearance on MSNBC, Rep. Maxine Waters claimed that she has never encouraged violence, despite in 2018 calling for people to confront Republicans at department stores, gas stations, and restaurants and “tell them they’re not welcome.”
Anchor Ali Velshi asked what was the difference between her rhetoric and President Trump’s.
“They’re going to try it, but nothing any Democrat that I know of have ever said or acted in the way the president of the United States has acted. People must realize this president was out to destroy our democracy if he could not be president. He sent those people, those domestic terrorists, to the Capitol to take over the Capitol,” Water said.
Velshi said, “So let me ask you because this is what they’re going to say. Can you say that you have not glorified or encouraged violence against Republicans?”
Waters said, “Absolutely, I can say it. As a matter of fact, if you look at the words that I used, the strongest thing I was was to tell them they’re not welcome, talk to them, tell them they’re not welcome. I didn’t say go and fight. I didn’t say anybody was going to have any violence. So they can’t make that statement.”
Rep. Hakeem Jeffries knowing Trump’s defense will equate the January 6th riot to the summer riots claimed that the President’s defense is “race baiting” and is creating a “false equivalence.”
“[I]t’s absolutely ridiculous, but it’s not surprising,” Jeffries said. “It’s a false equivalence, and I believe it will be an attempt to engage in vicious race-baiting. The notion that you are going to equate some sporadic instances of civil unrest … how can you compare that to a violent attack on the Capitol when the president at the time summoned the mob to Washington, D.C., then incited the mob, and then directed the mob to march on the Capitol as part of an insurrection to halt the peaceful transfer of power, undermine our democracy, and resulting in the deaths of several Americans, including Officer Sicknick. The two cannot be compared, and it shows the weakness of the argument that President Trump should be acquitted. He should not. He should be convicted.”