The news is out: [The rioters were adamant when they stormed the US Capitol: Joe Biden and the Democrats had stolen the 2020 election from Donald Trump. Congress wasn’t doing anything to stop it, so it was up to patriotic Americans like themselves to save the country.
Now many of the insurrectionists, facing a multitude of federal charges and lacking the protection of a presidential pardon, are changing their tune and laying the blame for their actions squarely at the former president’s feet. It’s an inconvenient development for Trump, who is not only staring down a looming Senate impeachment trial but also may face criminal liability for his actions.
“Let’s roll the tape,” said Al Watkins, the defense attorney representing one of the defendants, Jacob Chansley.
“Let’s roll the months of lies and misrepresentations and horrific innuendo and hyperbolic speech by our president designed to inflame, enrage, motivate,” Watkins told KSDK, a local NBC affiliate in Missouri.]
Wait a minute, goddammit. Suppose someone tells you to hump your sister and you do it. The instigator shares some, not all, of the blame with you. Maybe it was your life fantasy to begin with; but the fact remains that your are the dumbass who did the actual act.
So, yeah, Trump shares some of the blame for the January 6th, 2021 terrorist act and violation of the Constitution, but you are the jackasses who shouldn’t have obeyed an unlawful order and should have known better. Blame it on inbreeding.