Former President Donald Trump is “simply not guilty” of inciting an insurrection against the United States government, says Sen. Tim Scott.
As the Senate prepares to try President Trump for conviction after his hurried impeachment in the House, Trump will need allies like Scott.
“The Democrats should put the blame where it stands, where it should be,” Scott said. “And it does not have to do with the president who said go ‘peacefully’ to protest.”
In contrast, many of Trump’s accusers don’t have such a clean record as Trump when it comes to inciting violence.
Fox News notes:
In 2018, after former press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was harassed in a restaurant, Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., encouraged others to do more of the same to Trump officials, including create a “crowd” and “push back on them.”
“They’re not going to be able to go to a restaurant, they’re not going to be able to stop at a gas station, they’re not going to be able to shop at a department store,” Waters said. “The people are going to turn on them, they’re going to protest, they’re going to absolutely harass them.”
You can watch Scott’s defense of Trump here.