Fox & Friends: Donald Trump’s Lousy Impeachment Defense ‘the President’s Fault for Firing His Other Attorneys’
Ex-President Donald Trump’s defense team’s opening arguments in his Senate impeachment trial on Tuesday profoundly disappointed not only the former commander in chief but members of his own party, including Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA), who along with five other GOP lawmakers joined all 50 Democrats in affirming that Trump’s trial is constitutional.
On Wednesday morning, that frustration spilled over to Fox News.
On Fox and Friends, host Brian Kilmeade expressed his dismay at Trump’s attorneys’ bizarre, rambling performances, which he lamented have not done Trump one bit of good.
“On the other side too for Republicans, [Senate Minority Leader] Mitch McConnell [R-KY] is not helpful if you’re looking to see if Donald Trump is gonna get off. He’s indicating everyone should vote their conscience even if they voted whether it was constitutional or not. They should still be open to” convicting Trump. “No idea how he will vote,” said Kilmeade.
“Senator [Richard] Burr [R-NC] came out after that terrible defense of the president by those two lawyers, one of which forgot to prepare anything. Burr says, ‘I ain’t no lawyer, but I know that was bad stuff,'” Kilmeade continued.
Kilmeade noted that even Alan Dershowitz, who represented Trump at his first impeachment trial last year, said on Tuesday of defense attorney Bruce Castor, “I don’t know what he is doing, I don’t understand it.”
Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Trump’s most loyal legislative lapdog, remarked that he “didn’t know where he was going from there,” referring to Castor’s speech.
Kilmeade said that the blame lies entirely with Trump.
“So these are not helpful things that were happening on the president’s behalf,” said Kilmeade. “You wouldn’t blame him if he was upset, but it might’ve been the president’s fault for firing his other attorneys that were doing all the preparing.”
What amazing television.
Watch below via Media Matters:
Brian Kilmeade on the impeachment defense: "These are not helpful things that was happening on the president's behalf. You wouldn't blame him if he was upset, but it might've been the president's fault for firing his other attorneys that were doing all the preparing." pic.twitter.com/QLwV40T0gK
— Bobby Lewis (@revrrlewis) February 10, 2021