(ConservativePeak.com)- Former federal prosecutor and Fox News contributor Trey Gowdy slammed the arguments used by Democrats in the ongoing Senate impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump as the “dumbest of all impeachment articles” that they could have thought to have brought against the former president.
Democrats brought the case to the Senate on Tuesday, arguing that former President Donald Trump is guilty of “incitement of insurrection,” arguing that a speech he gave on Capitol Hill on January 6 incited violent rioters to storm the Capitol Building. However, Democrats have failed to properly argue how that could be the case when the FBI has already confirmed that the violence was pre-organized on social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook.
Gowdy told Fox that Democrats would focus less on convincing Senate Republicans that the president is guilty, and instead on convincing the “court of public opinion.”
Or as President Trump would call it…a “witch hunt.”
“I think the Democrat, in their haste to impeach this president for the second time, picked the weakest of their arguments,” Gowdy, the former chairman of the House Oversight Committee, said.
“I’m not suggesting they would’ve been successful on another argument, but a much better argument is, ‘OK, you were surprised the siege took place, what did you do when you learned it was happening?’” he continued. “That’s the better impeachment article…What did the president do once the siege began?”
President Donald Trump’s legal counsel has so far argued that he used his First Amendment right to free speech to speak to his supporters in Washington, D.C. on January 6. They also argue that the impeachment hearing is unconstitutional and that President Donald Trump only ever promoted peaceful protest.
Gowdy also predicted that efforts by the Democrats to impeach the former president for a second time won’t end well for them – which turned out to be completely accurate as soon as President Trump’s legal team started rolling out the footage of left-wing activists and Democrat officials using violent rhetoric to encourage supporters to intimidate and scare Trump supporters and even members of the Trump administration.
Remember when Rep. Maxine Waters told supporters to harass Trump admin officials and “push back” against them?
Yeah, we remember that too.
Gowdy’s assessment is looking pretty accurate so far!