Trump aimed to ‘accelerate violence against’ Mike Pence, says Rep. Zoe Lofgren

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Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-California) on Sunday accused Donald Trump of deliberately trying to “escalate the violence” already raging on Capitol Hill on Jan. 6, 2021, against his Vice President, Mike Pence, in a reckless attempt to cling Power.

Lofgren, a member of the House Select Committee investigating the insurgency, pointed to the tweet the former president sent attacking Pence even as Trump supporters violently stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.

Video from the scene on Capitol Hill after Trump’s tweet shows a rioter then announcing that Pence “betrayed us”, infuriating the crowd. Fans were soon chanting, “Hang Mike Pence!”

The former president’s niece, Mary Trump, accused her uncle in an interview last week of essentially ‘giving Pence a death sentence’ and suggested killing Pence might have helped Trump justify the statement. of martial law.

Lofgren also accused Trump of fomenting a frightening and violent culture in America today. She pointed out that “very conservative” Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) was yelled at and “manhandled” by hardline Republicans on Saturday at the Texas Republican Party convention in Houston.

“I think that’s what the former president triggered here,” she added.

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