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Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas, spoke Feb. 10 as House Democrats made their case for why the Senate should convict former President Donald Trump on a charge of inciting insurrection during the attack on the U.S. Capitol. Trump was impeached by the House in January, while he was still in office.
Castro focused on Trump’s apparent absence during the attack, pointing out that the former president tweeted several times in the hours before the insurrection but did not speak publicly about the attack until three and a half hours later. At that point, he tweeted a video asking the mob to go home, but continued to assert the election was stolen and told the mob, “We love you.”
“This is the entirety of what President Trump said to the public once the attack began: Five tweets and a prerecorded video on the day of the most bloody insurrection we faced in generations. Our commander in chief, who’s known for sending 108 tweets in a normal day,” he said.
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