Rep. Diana DeGette, D-Colo, a manager, opened the third day of Trump’s second impeachment trial by methodically documenting how rioters themselves echoed the exact words of Trump while they stormed the Capitol, and how, once inside, many of them said they were acting at Trump’s behest.
“They truly believed that the whole intrusion was at the president’s orders — and we know that because they said so,” DeGette said. “They were following his instructions. They said he invited them.”
DeGette cited words from a livestream taped from inside the Capitol that showed rioters saying, “Our president wants us here…We wait and take orders from our president…He’ll be happy, we’re fighting for Trump.”
DeGette also cited statements from attorneys of some of the insurrectionists, who’d said their clients broke…
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