Raskin Slams Potential Free Speech Defense From Trump Team In Closing Argument | MSNBC 1

Raskin Slams Potential Free Speech Defense From Trump Team In Closing Argument | MSNBC

 

Rep. Jaime Raskin makes his closing remarks slamming the potential First Amendment defense from the legal team of former-President Trump as the Senate trial in Trump's second impeachment adjourns for Day Three. Aired on 02/11/2021.
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Raskin Slams Potential Free Speech Defense From Trump Team In Closing Argument | MSNBC

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  1. If we said that stuff, free speech won’t save us!
    When people die from someone’s free speech, its not free speech!

    1. Guys,remember when Germany gave Hitler free speech.Using free speech to speak off or push a facist and authoritarian agenda is kinda counter intuitive.But republicans don’t mind it these days.

    2. @DARK CENTURIANS I remember. After he failed a political coup he went to jail for 9 months where he started to write Mein Kampf (Nazi bible). Then ten years later became supreme chancellor, started world war 2, and killed millions.

    3. @Chris D – The difference being is that #45’s well-documented denigration and dismissal of our servicemen (and women) and their sacrifices have won him *no* ‘new admirers’…not in *this* country, anyway.

  2. Insurrectionist speech is not free. It has consequences. There was no election fraud.
    Trump lost & incited an insurrection with his lies.

    1. Oathbreakers. Republican senators, Jan. 26, 2021, stating “I do” in response to:

      *”Do you solemnly swear that in all things appertaining to the impeachment trial of Donald John Trump, former president of the United States, now pending, you will do impartial justice according to the Constitution and laws, so help you God?”*

    2. @Julesong – And I noted the *then-contemporaneous **#MobTweet** that #45 posted on the 6th,* even as Pence’s life was in danger, about how “Mike” ‘should’ve done the right thing’…
      As I said, *all* that was missing was a #HorseheadInTheBed emoji.

  3. The vicious mob that Trump incited are the Republican party; this is what they are, this is how they will behave and next election they will do this again.

    1. I agree, Trumps niece was asked. Do you think the Republican Senate is afraid of Trump and won’t go against him? Her response was No, they are Donald Trump.

    2. @Lorac Pay Exactly! It’s like asking 50 Mini-Me’s to convict Dr. Evil after a mass murder spree. Not going to happen.

    1. Trump and his Kool-Aid drinking senators, are traitors to our beautiful country!!!! Payback @ the voting booth in 2022 & 2024

    1. Trump and these Kool-Aid drinking senators, are traitors to our beautiful country!!!! Payback @ the voting booth in 2022 & 2024

    2. The strength that it takes to not go crazy after all the tragedy this man has faced in just six days, yet he remains calm, gentle, confident, hopeful.

  4. Try yelling “Fire!” in a theater, or even joking about an ‘IED’ on a plane, then claim ‘free speech’…
    #Hold45Accountable

    1. YOU CAN’T BC YOU CAN GO TO PRISON FOR 10 YRS FOR PULLING A PRANK LIKE THAT AT THE AIRPORT. WHEN I FIND THE REGULATION I’LL POST IT FOR YOU TO READ.

  5. I remember when Michael Cohen said Trump speaks in code. He doesn’t actually say do this or that, but he uses certain phrases that everyone in his former business circle knew. Same thing here.

    1. Sure, I’d feel better if she responded rather than leave it open to interpretation. Otherwise she’s just doing what Trump does.

    2. @Cynthia Delva – And let’s remember the *then-contemporaneous **#MobTweet** that #45 posted on the 6th,* even as Pence’s life was in danger, about how “Mike” ‘should’ve done the right thing’…
      As I said at the time, *all* that was missing was a #HorseheadInTheBed emoji.

  6. What a brilliant legal expert, clearly understandable and factual. The exact opposite of the embarrassing performance of the Trump lawyers.This is the kind of people the country needs, bravo Mr. Raskin.

    1. @Erica Espinosa He’s also a law professor. In fact, one of his former students is an impeachment manager. Her name is Stacey Plaskett. She’s amazing as well. She learned from one of the best!

  7. Please do not forget those who acquitted the worst President ever on election day. Please make sure the voice of America is heard loud and clear.

  8. Why is it, that this man, Jamie Raskin speaking so eloquently, so articulate, so passionate, so intelligent stirs my very soul? I wondered for a while, then it struck me, he is a Truth Teller, and Truth Tellers have the ability to Demonstrate the Truth over a Falsehood, and leave you knowing the truth in your heart. America your choice is clear and simple, side with truth or side with falsehood. The truth will carry you forward, Falsehood will destroy our Democracy. Our future is in your hands. Cheers from Michael. Australia.

    1. For repugnants, sense is not common, their parents did not teach them common sense they were drunk and high living in the trailer homes drinking beer and watching NASCAR that’s how they grow up now they worship a fake billionaire something they are not they are against taxes their food stamps or snap public aid come from the blue States already State can never support itself they consume more than they give out that’s okay I forgive them but they will never forgive, themselves.

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