WASHINGTON ― Donald Trump posted a tweet attacking his personal vice chairman for missing “the courage” to overturn the election for him ― enraging his Jan. 6 mob even additional ― simply minutes after studying that Mike Pence had been faraway from the Senate chamber for his personal security.
Newly elected Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala.) informed reporters Wednesday night time, following the second day of the previous president’s impeachment trial, that Trump had referred to as for his assist in delaying election certification the afternoon of the U.S. Capitol assault however he had informed Trump that Pence had simply been taken from the Senate and he couldn’t discuss simply then.
“He didn’t get a chance to say a whole lot because I said, ‘Mr. President, they just took the vice president out. I’ve got to go,’” Tuberville mentioned.
According to video footage from that day, Pence was faraway from the Senate at 2:14 p.m. after rioters had damaged into the Capitol, which means that when Trump lashed out at Pence at 2:24 p.m., he already knew Pence’s life was in peril.
“Mike Pence didn’t have the courage to do what should have been done to protect our Country and our Constitution,” Trump wrote in his tweet.
Videos proven by Democratic House members presenting their impeachment case doc that rioters have been conscious of Trump’s tweet. Some had erected a gallows exterior the Capitol. Others roamed the halls, chanting, “Hang Mike Pence.”
The precise time Pence was taken from the Senate following the breach of the Capitol by the mob Trump had incited to attempt to overturn the presidential election was identified the day of the assault, as was the time of Trump’s tweet. What was not identified till Tuberville’s assertion was whether or not Trump was conscious of the hazard Pence was in on the time he posted his tweet.
Trump spokesperson Jason Miller didn’t reply to HuffPost queries late Wednesday.
Miller and different Trump boosters have been arguing that the previous president didn’t incite the mob that attacked the Capitol and that he couldn’t have identified that they’d resort to violence.
Democrats presenting the impeachment case spent hours Wednesday exhibiting that Trump started claiming he may solely lose reelection if the opposite aspect cheated many months earlier than Nov. 3 and that he started ramping up his language encouraging supporters “to fight” beginning simply days after dropping by 7 million votes.
All however six Republican senators voted Tuesday to dismiss the impeachment case as “unconstitutional” as a result of Trump is now not in workplace. Should Trump be convicted with a two-thirds supermajority, a easy majority vote would forestall him from ever looking for federal workplace once more.
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