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HomeVideoWATCH: Trump encouraged violence well before Jan. 6 attack, Rep. Raskin argues

WATCH: Trump encouraged violence well before Jan. 6 attack, Rep. Raskin argues


Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., the lead impeachment manager, spoke Feb. 11 as House impeachment managers continued to present evidence for why the Senate should convict former President Donald Trump of inciting an insurrection for his role in the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. Trump was impeached by the House in January, while he was still in office.
“White supremacists and extremist groups have spread like wildfire” under Trump’s watch, Raskin said, arguing that the former president neglected to condemn these groups, instead seeking “to incite and provoke their violence for his own political gain.” Raskin played footage from a number of Trump campaign rallies that turned violent as he spoke to the crowd. In one instance, a protester was dragged out at his urging.

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