Jake Tapper: Trial Would Be the Same if Mike Pence Was Killed

  

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Via:  john-russell  •  2 weeks ago  •  5 comments

By:   Leia Idliby (Mediaite)

Jake Tapper: Trial Would Be the Same if Mike Pence Was Killed
CNN's Jake Tapper predicted that the stunning video montage House Democrats provided during Donald Trump's second impeachment trial would do little to sway Republicans.

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By Leia IdlibyFeb 9th, 2021, 3:26 pm

CNN's Jake Tapper predicted that the stunning video montage House Democrats provided during Donald Trump's second impeachment trial would do little to sway Republicans.

Tapper was unconvinced when colleague Dana Bash predicted that Republicans would be impacted by the video evidence, going as far as to question if Republicans would even abandon their support for Trump if violent rioters had reached Mike Pence.

Tapper referenced Sen. Mitch McConnell's (R-KY) condemnation of the day, noting that both he and Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) admitted that Trump had some responsibility to bear for the Capitol attack.

"Even with that, with dead people, I have to wonder what if the crowd had actually gotten to Mike Pence. What if this had gotten even worse?" Tapper asked Bash and Abby Phillip.

"Five people killed that day, dozens more maimed from injuries, wounds they're going to have forever. Three fingers lost, an eye lost, brain damage. What if a member of congress or Vice President Pence, God forbid, had been killed? I honestly don't think that anything would different on the floor of the Senate."

Phillip agreed with Tapper, noting that Republican lawmakers do not seem to be "grappling with what happened," and are instead fixated on the idea of reaching unity.

Watch above, via CNN.


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JohnRussell
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1  seeder  JohnRussell    2 weeks ago

I think Tapper is right. 

The Republicans would have blamed Black Lives Matter if the mob had killed Pence. 

 
 
 
Greg Jones
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2  Greg Jones    2 weeks ago

CNN's Jake Tapper predicted that the stunning video montage House Democrats provided during Donald Trump's second impeachment trial would do little to sway Republicans.

He's right.

 
 
 
bbl-1
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2.1  bbl-1  replied to  Greg Jones @2    2 weeks ago

You are correct.  However the question remains as---------Why?  

Would you care to speculate?

 
 
 
bbl-1
PhD Quiet
3  bbl-1    2 weeks ago

Had Pence been eliminated would Trump continue to be president?  The answer to that question would depend upon the reaction of the Western Democracies, the FBI and the US Military.  The GOP would do nothing.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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4  Buzz of the Orient    2 weeks ago

IMO the only thing that would have changed the vote from the widely expected acquittal is if the mob had knocked off 17 Republicans.  Fuck the evidence.  Fuck the truth.  Fuck America's reputation.

 
 
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