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“The Inciter-in-Chief”: Democrats Accuse Trump of Being “Singularly Responsible” for Insurrection

HeadlineFeb 11, 2021

Democratic House impeachment managers have released shocking video from inside the Capitol during the January 6 insurrection showing lawmakers, as well as Vice President Mike Pence, scrambling to evacuate as violent Trump supporters were just yards away. Democrats described Trump as the “inciter-in-chief” and said he was “singularly responsible” for inciting his supporters by spreading the “big lie” that the election was stolen. This is House impeachment manager Stacey Plaskett of the Virgin Islands speaking at the Senate trial.

Del. Stacey Plaskett: “Donald Trump, over many months, cultivated violence, praised it. And then, when he saw the violence his supporters were capable of, he channeled it to his big, wild, historic event. He organized January 6 with the same people that had just organized a rally resulting in substantial violence, and made absolutely sure this time these violent rallygoers wouldn’t just remain in place. He made sure that those violent people would literally march right here to our steps.”

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