Hillary Clinton instructed Wednesday the one motive former President Donald Trump might be acquitted in his second impeachment trial for inciting the lethal U.S. Capitol rebellion is as a result of his co-conspirators are sat on the jury.
“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,” tweeted the previous secretary of state and Trump’s Democratic rival within the 2016 election.
“It will be because the jury includes his co-conspirators,” she wrote:
If Senate Republicans fail to convict Donald Trump, it will not be as a result of the information had been with him or his attorneys mounted a reliable protection. It will probably be as a result of the jury contains his co-conspirators.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) February 10, 2021
Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) are amongst Senate Republicans who helped Trump stoke anger within the weeks main as much as the riot.
They promoted the ex-president’s lie that the 2020 election was stolen from him.
Clinton’s put up got here on the second day of Trump’s trial, throughout which Democrats shared beforehand unseen safety footage from the riot of police directing Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) away from the violent mob and rioters smashing home windows and trying to find the Senate chamber.