Modern Democrats sure do have a flair for the dramatic, don’t they?
When Donald Trump came to power back in 2016, the left side of the aisle almost immediately rebranded themselves as “the resistance”, drawing on decades of Hollywood tropes and fictional stereotypes of valiant rebellions and the like. It was more than a little bit corny, but, given the sort of thing that passes for entertainment these days, it was an easy sell to the loud and exuberant youth of the party.
While the rest of us were rolling our eyes at “the resistance”, the Democrats were padding their voter rolls.
Now, as they begin their second impeachment trail of Donald Trump, (one that is almost certain to acquit him again), the Democrats are teasing new, never-before-seen evidence, like carnival barkers looking to trick your dollars out of your wallet.
The case that House Democrats have built against former President Donald Trump in his second impeachment trial, which kicks off Tuesday afternoon, will resemble a “violent crime criminal prosecution,” a senior aide on the impeachment manager team said.
The House managers also plan to use evidence against Trump that hasn’t been seen before, aides told reporters ahead of the start of proceedings, although they did not provide any details.
In their presentation, the managers will attempt to show that Trump spent weeks laying the groundwork for the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol, and that after he saw what was happening “he incited it further,” an aide said.
Donald Trump has declined to testify in person, preferring to allow his legal team to handle the trial completely.
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