The Lincoln Project released a new video on Tuesday challenging Senate Republicans to choose between protecting former President Donald Trump or siding with the truth and convicting him of inciting an insurrection at the United States Capitol on January 6th.
“This is the case of America versus Donald J. Trump,” a voiceover begins, which leads into a reading of the single charge levied against the 45th president. “Article I: Donald J. Trump engaged in high crimes and misdemeanors by inciting violence against the government of the United States.”
Trump can be heard telling his supporters, “If you don’t fight like hell, you’re not gonna have a country anymore” at a “Stop the Steal” rally on the White House grounds hours before the attack that killed five people and left the Capitol in ruins.
Trump’s “nonstop lies regarding election fraud the courts proved was non-existent” were also mentioned, including Trump’s attempt to overturn the election results in Georgia, which he lost to President Joe Biden. “All I want to do is this. I just want to find 11,780 votes,” Trump said in a phone call to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger that is now the subject of a criminal investigation.
“The evidence is all there for the world to see,” the voiceover continues.
Convicting Trump “is not a vote of conscience. It’s a vote for truth,” the narrator says.
He asks, “where do you stand, Senators? With Trump or the truth?”
Watch the full video below:
Today begins the trial of America vs Donald J. Trump. pic.twitter.com/1oUvJouV1t
— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) February 9, 2021
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