The former President did not condemn the attack on the Capitol building. He justified it.

Jun 10, 2022 · 5:25 PM UTC

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Those who invaded the Capitol were motivated by what President Trump had told them. The former President summoned the mob, addressed the mob, and lit the flame of this attack.
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On the morning of Jan. 6, Donald Trump's intention was to remain in office in violation of his constitutional obligation to relinquish power. He oversaw and coordinated a sophisticated seven-part plan to overturn the lawful outcome of the 2020 election.
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Our committee has investigated why the Capitol was not better prepared for what happened on Jan. 6. But we will not lose sight of the fact that the Capitol did not attack itself. Donald Trump provoked the violence that day.
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When a President fails to take the steps necessary to preserve our union, or worse, causes a constitutional crisis, we are at a moment of maximum danger for our Republic.
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We take an Oath to defend the United States Constitution. That Oath must mean something. To my Republican colleagues defending the indefensible: there will come a day when Donald Trump is gone, but your dishonor will remain.
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We must remember what's at stake. Brave men and women have fought and died for our nation. We must honor them by maintaining the sanctity of the peaceful transfer of power and ensure that what happened on Jan. 6 never happens again.
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Replying to @RepLizCheney
Get ‘em, Liz!
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Replying to @RepLizCheney
One thing I've been wondering about. Putting aside it was the right thing that needed to be done in an urgent situation, what authority did VP Mike Pence have to order mobilization of the National Guard?
"Trump gave no order to deploy the National Guard that day, and made no effort to work with the Department of Justice to coordinate and deploy law enforcement assets. But Mike Pence did." - @RepLizCheney Testimony from General Milley, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff:
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None, legally. Except in the case that the legal President was, technically, AWOL, not acting to protect the Capitol, Congress, Constitution or the People, and so he stepped into that void to do so. And that Milley & military brass all understood that fact & so took the orders
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Replying to @RepLizCheney
Honest question that I hope will be answered -- if a riot/invasion was expected and warned, why was there not more security BEFORE? Why wasn't national guard on site? I know the Right blames Nancy -- but what is the truth?
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