March 7, 2021

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Trump impeachment defense team shows 9-plus minute compilation of Dems using word ‘fight’ – POLITICO

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Former President Donald Trump’s impeachment defense team played more than nine minutes of footage on Friday showing Democrats using the word “fight,” attempting to rebut House impeachment managers’ charge that Trump incited the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection.

The lengthy compilation of Democrats using the word — which contained many clips with little or no context at all — came after Trump attorney David Schoen accused impeachment managers of selectively editing Trump’s words. Some of the Democrats shown were senators serving as jurors at the impeachment trial, including New York’s Chuck Schumer, New Jersey’s Cory Booker, Massachusetts’s Elizabeth Warren, Georgia’s Raphael Warnock and New York’s Kirsten Gillibrand, among others.

House impeachment managers have pointed to Trump’s own words before the Jan. 6 insurrection, when he said supporters would lose the country if they didn’t “fight like hell.” Democrats have also argued Trump’s speech was the culmination of a monthslong effort to subvert the election results.

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