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Response to Silent3 (Reply #29)

Fri Feb 12, 2021, 06:13 AM

44. The issue is not the base

It's the group of decent Americans who are voters, who far outnumber the "base".

Direct evidence that trump ordered or caused the violence would be devastating politically for anyone who voted to acquit trump for the non-MAGA'ts. Right now, the Rs can say that, "well trump said this, but that's not the same as a direct linkage."

It's the same reason as to why Nixon and his henchmen tried to pretend that the Watergate burglars were operating on their own, as opposed to being directed and paid by his re-election committee, but much, much worse. The direct linkage back to his people and ultimately Nixon itself was so damaging that ultimately Nixon would have lost almost every single vote in the House Judiciary Committee, and most of the House and Senate.

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