It’s no secret that Trump’s longtime rival Hillary Clinton is a fan of making up conspiracy theories. First, the claims Trump colluded with Russia to win the 2016 election and now she’s claiming Trump will once again be acquitted from a phony impeachment trial. However, Clinton says that the only reason Trump will be acquitted this time is that the “jury includes his co-conspirators.”
On Twitter, the failed presidential hopeful said, “If Senate Republicans fail to convict Donald Trump, it won’t be because the facts were with him or his lawyers mounted a competent defense. It will be because the jury includes his co-conspirators.”
Fox News reports:
Her tweet came before the second day of Trump’s impeachment trial, during which Democratic impeachment managers played never-before-seen footage showing how close rioters came to lawmakers during the deadly Jan. 6 Capitol attack.
The impeachment managers are trying to tie Trump’s actions, including his refusal to accept the results of the November election, directly to the actions by a mob of his supporters who ransacked the Capitol at the beginning of January. Five people, including a U.S. Capitol Police officer, died during the attack.
When the trial concludes, the Senate will have to decide whether to convict Trump of incitement of insurrection. Although Democrats hope to gain at least some Senate Republican votes, it’s unlikely that they’ll garner the support of 17 GOP members, the number needed to hit the 67-vote threshold required for Trump’s conviction.
If the former president were convicted, Democrats would then vote to bar Trump from holding office ever again.
It’s highly unlikely that Democrats will manage to win over the necessary 17 Republican votes to convict the former president. On the first of the trial, Senators once again voted on the constitutionality of the impeachment trial and only 6 Republicans voted alongside the Dems.