Bruce Castor, a former district attorney in Pennsylvania, will be Trump’s lead impeachment attorney on Friday. He suggested that he will aim for Democrats’ own words in his arguments during the Senate impeachment trial set next week.
Trump's impeachment lawyer says he'll use video of Democrats' own remarks at trial.
“If my eyes look a little red to the viewers, it's because I've been looking at a lot of video," Bruce Castor said. My story: https://t.co/US2GgSmday
— Ben Leonard (@Ben___Leonard) February 6, 2021
Fox News host Laura Ingraham asked Castor if he will be using “dueling video” with Democrats who are expected to make their case using video clips of rioters and Trump’s remarks at the rally to prove that Trump incited the riot at the U.S. Capitol on January 6.
Ingraham asked Castor, “Will you then respond with Maxine Waters, a number of other Democrat officials not speaking out about the Antifa and other extremist rallies over the last summer?”
Castor answered, “I think you can count on that.” He continued and stated, “If my eyes look a little red to the viewers, it’s because I’ve been looking at a lot of videos.”
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“There’s a lot of tape of cities burning and courthouses being attacked and federal agents being assaulted by rioters in the streets, cheered on by Democrats throughout the country” https://t.co/JrlxSePuOh
— Tim Gradous (@tgradous) February 8, 2021
Earlier in the segment with Ingraham, Castor alleged that there’s a lot of tape of cities burning and courthouses being attacked and federal agents being assaulted by rioters in the streets, cheered on by Democrats throughout the country, seemingly referring to ongoing unrest in Portland, Ore.
Last year, Portland saw more than 100 days of protest around a federal courthouse after the police killing of George Floyd in May. However, Trump misleadingly blamed the violence in the city on the far left and downplayed the role of the far-right groups.
Castor also added, “Many of them in Washington are using really the most inflammatory rhetoric possible to use. And certainly, there would be no suggestion that they did anything to incite any of the actions.” He continued, “But here when you have the president of the United States give a speech and says that you should peacefully make your thinking known to the people in Congress, he’s all of a sudden a villain. You better be careful what you wish for.”
Former President Donald #Trump’s lead #impeachment defense attorney Bruce Castor said he will use video clips of top Democrats inciting #violence during the coming impeachment trial.https://t.co/Hpv0MJqnpC
— NTD News (@news_ntd) February 8, 2021
Castor is set to defend President Trump alongside Attorney David Schoen.
House impeachment managers have argued that Trump’s speech at the Capitol last January 6 “foreseeably resulted in” the riots. They specifically pointed to Trump, saying, “if you don’t fight like hell, you’re not going to have a country anymore.”
Meanwhile, in 2018 Rep. Waters (D-CA) called on supporters at a rally to confront Trump officials in public to protest the Trump administration’s child separation policy. Many Republicans have pointed to this case in defense of Trump.
“By the House impeachment resolution logic, they can go back and impeach Abraham Lincoln,” Castor told Ingraham. He continued, “They could impeach Donald Trump if he was dead because he’s not in the office.”
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Republican senators previously urged former President Trump not to focus on false claims about the election. However, in brief, Trump’s legal team denied that trump attempted to subvert the election results and claimed that Trump has his first amendment rights to give his opinion about them.
On Friday, Castor said on Fox News that there had been series of “misstatements” about the brief’s claims, which contend that Trump’s assertions that he won “in a landslide” were not false.
Castor said, “I don’t have to prove that he was accurate. All I have to say is you prove that they were false.”