According to Rudy Giuliani, his client, President Donald Trump, plans to present a defense that goes like this: Reality is not real, votes are fake, Donald Trump didn’t say what we all heard him say, and you can’t blame a president for urging his supporters to try and overthrow the government.
Speaking with ABC News, Giuliani said he would be representing Trump at the upcoming impeachment trial which is expected to begin shortly after the the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden on Wednesday.
The former New York City mayor laid out exactly how he plans to defend the president, and what he said makes virtually no sense whatsoever:
“The former New York City mayor said that in his defense of the president, he would introduce allegations of widespread voter fraud that have been raised — and rejected — in dozens of courtrooms across the country.
“‘They basically claimed that anytime [Trump] says voter fraud, voter fraud — or I do, or anybody else — we’re inciting to violence; that those words are fighting words because it’s totally untrue,’ he said. ‘Well, if you can prove that it’s true, or at least true enough so it’s a legitimate viewpoint, then they are no longer fighting words.'”
Of course, there’s no proof whatsoever of voter fraud in the 2020 election, just the bullshit conspiracy theories peddled by Trump and right-wing media that have been thoroughly debunked.
Despite that, Giuliani added:
“Basically, if [incitement] is going to happen, it’s got to happen right away. You’d have to have people running out, you’d have to have people running out of that frozen speech, right up to the Capitol. And that’s basically, incitement.”
So if the action doesn’t take place until afterward, there was no incitement? Is that really what Giuliani wants to tell the Senate? If so, he may well get laughed out of the chamber and fitted with a straitjacket.
Donald Trump deserves to be impeached, if only so he can never run for office again. Let’s just hope Republican senators have the courage to do what’s best for the country.