In a speech on the Senate floor Wednesday, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer called President Trump and “the people who follow him” in the wake of deadly riots that overran the Capitol earlier in the day.
“But make no mistake, make no mistake, my friends, today’s event did not happen spontaneously,” Schumer stated falsely. “The president, who promoted conspiracy theories and motivated these thugs, the president, who extorted them to come to our nation’s capital, egged them on, he hardly ever discourages violence, and more often encourages it.”
Trump actually urged his supporters to be peaceful, but the truth doesn’t matter to Democrats like Schumer who spent all of 2020 urging on the violence of Black Lives Matter rioters.
“This president bears a great deal of the blame,” he continued. “This mob was in good part president trump’s doing, incited by his words, his lies. This violence, in good part, his responsibility, his everlasting shame. Today’s events certainly, certainly would not have happened without him. Now, January 6 will go down as one of the darkest days in recent American history.”
That day will indeed go down as one of the darkest days in recent American history, because it was the last chance for the feckless GOP to stand with Trump and challenge the Democrats’ stolen election.