A failed Democratic candidate hinted her political rival, who defeated her at the presidential election, could only avoid conviction if his accomplices pass final judgment.
Hillary Clinton has warned the GOP that if its party members choose to acquit former President Donald Trump, they will become partners in inciting insurrection.
“If Senate Republicans fail to convict Donald Trump, it will not be because the facts were with him or his lawyers mounted a competent defense,” she said on Twitter. “It will be because the jury includes his co-conspirators.”
Clinton made the remarks without waiting for President Trump’s legal team to finish presenting its side of the story.
She also suggested she had already decided her political opponent was guilty as charged in the ongoing Senate impeachment trial.
“As [Lead Impeachment Manager] Rep. Jamie Raskin said of Donald Trump inciting an insurrection as president: ‘If that is not an impeachable offense, there is no such thing,'” she said on Twitter.
The Democrat previously attacked GOP members, who supported the former president’s efforts to overturn the November election outcome, for lacking the courage to stand up to their party leader.
“Trump continues to try to overturn the election at the expense of our democracy [and] the emperor has no clothes,” she said on Twitter. “Republican electeds who continue to humor him have no spines.”
Clinton completely ignored several examples of election irregularities the president shared on social media. She continued to call Republicans excessively afraid of suffering because they did not concede defeat and allow Joe Biden to take control of the White House without verifying who actually won the election.
“The election was not close. There was no evidence of fraud. The states have certified the results,” she said.
Raskin and his impeachment managers were recently caught manipulating the former president’s address to the rally.
An investigative report found that essential parts of President Trump’s speech were edited out from the video recording before being presented to the Senate impeachment trial. The speech omitted his plea for supporters to “peacefully and patriotically make your voices heard.”
“The video shows Trump saying, ‘We’re going to walk down, and I’ll be there with you. We’re going to walk down … to the Capitol,'” Breitbart journalist Kristina Wong said.
“The video then cuts to supporters yelling, ‘Let’s take the Capitol!’ and ‘We are going to the Capitol!’ It then cuts to people trying to get past fence barriers, and then to an earlier part of Trump’s speech where he said regarding his fight against the election results, ‘We fight like hell.'”
The video ends with various violent confrontations between police officers and extreme rioters who repeatedly chant “Fight for Trump.”
However, a full transcript of the speech obtained by the Washington Post reveals President Trump asked supporters to act peacefully and within the law.
“We have come to demand that Congress do the right thing and only count the electors who have been lawfully slated, lawfully slated,” he said.
“I know that everyone here will soon be marching over to the Capitol building to peacefully and patriotically make your voices heard. Today, we will see whether Republicans stand strong for the integrity of our elections. But whether or not they stand strong for our country—our country; our country has been under siege for a long time. Far longer than this four-year period.”