“I can’t be guilty of murder because, although I did it, he deserved to die.”
It’s not just that Trump insisting that the trial be about his long-since-debunked election fraud claims is essentially a claim that the insurrection was *justified*; it’s that it’s perhaps the only remaining way that enough Senate Republicans could be shamed into convicting him. https://t.co/Sw9sW23xX9— Steve Vladeck (@steve_vladeck) January 31, 2021
Trump is determined to erase that defense.
Sen. Rob Portman, who made a surprise announcement to retire this week, says President Trump’s conduct was “inexcusable” but tells @DanaBashCNN that doesn’t mean it’s subject to conviction given he’s out of office.— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) January 31, 2021