Consciousness Of Trump's Guilt - GOP Senator Attacks Purple Heart Recipient as "Unpatriotic" because he revealed info on Trump Zelensky phone call
Category: Op/EdBy: john-russell • 6 months ago • 11 comments
Marsha Blackburn is a Republican senator from Tennesee. She is a first term senator, I believe, after years as a big mouthed right winger in the tea party republican House of the Obama years.
It appears for all the world that she has been on a twitter crusade this afternoon that mainly incriminates Donald Trump, at least in terms of the legal doctrine known as "consciousness of guilt" . That term is used when a defendant or criminal behaves in a way that indicates they understand they are guilty of the crime. The term doesnt exactly apply to Blackburn because she is not the defendant in this case, but we can roughly apply "consciousness of guilt" to her "defense" of her friend Donald Trump.
Blackburn made a series of tweets questioning the patriotism of Col Vindman, the somewhat mild mannered man who testified to the House committees that he heard inappropriate behavior by President Trump in the phone call to Zelensky. You could say Vindman was a key witness leading to the impeachment charges.
Blackburn is attacking the man , not because what he said to the House was wrong or inaccurate, but because what he said WAS accurate, and tends to show Trump's guilt. She says Vindman "leaked" info about the phone call to the whistleblower, and this proves he is unpatriotic, and wants to hurt America. How is that? Because Trump is in trouble.
Nothing from Blackburn about Trump being innocent, not at all. Just invective at the person who let our country know the president was abusing his power.