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Trump Lawyers Criticize Impeachment Managers For Not Showing New Videos of Riots Sooner. Aired 12:30-1p ET
Aired February 12, 2021 - 12:30 ET
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[12:30:00] DAVID SCHOEN: Why was it not released through law enforcement or the Department of Justice? Is it the result of a rushed, snap impeachment for political gain without due process?
House Manager Raskin told us all yesterday that your job as jurors in this case is a fact-intensive job. But, of course, as several of the House managers have told you, we still don't have the facts.
Speaker Pelosi herself, on February 2nd, called for a 9/11-style commission to investigate the events of January 6th. Speaker Pelosi says that the commission is needed to determine the causes of the events. She says it herself. If an inquiry of that magnitude is needed to determine the causes of the riot -- and it may very well be -- then how can these same Democrats have the certainty needed to bring articles of impeachment and blame the riots on President Trump? They don't.
The House managers, facing a significant lack of evidence, turned often to press reports and rumors during these proceedings, claims that would never meet the evidentiary standards of any court. In fact, they even relied on the words of Andrew Feinberg, a reporter who recently worked for Sputnik, the Russian propaganda outlet. You saw it posted. By the way, the report they cited was completely refuted.
The frequency with which House managers relied on unproven media reports shocked me as I sat in this chamber and listened to this:
CASTRO: And there's a lot that we don't know yet about what happened that day.
RASKIN: According to those around him at the time...
... reportedly responded...
NEGUSE: Trump reportedly...
... reports across all major media outlets...
(UNKNOWN): Major news networks, including Fox News, reported...
(UNKNOWN): ... reportedly summoned...
PLASKETT: ... reportedly...
CASTRO: ... reportedly not accidental. According to reports...
President Trump was reportedly...
... who reportedly spoke to the guard.
PLASKETT: It was widely reported...
RASKIN: Media reports...
CICILLINE: ... according to reports...
NEGUSE: ... reported...
LIEU: ... reportedly...
SCHOEN: As any trial lawyer will tell you, "reportedly" is a euphemism for "I have no real evidence." "Reportedly" is not the standard in any American setting in which any semblance of due process is afforded an accused. "Reportedly" isn't even "Here is some circumstantial evidence." It is exactly as reliable as "I Googled this for you."
And if you're worried that you might ever be tried based on this type of evidence, don't be. You get more due process than this when you fight a parking ticket.
One reason due process is so important with respect to evidence offered against an accused is that it requires an opportunity to test the integrity, the credibility, the reliability of the evidence.
Here, of course, former President Trump was completely denied any such opportunity, and it turns out there is significant reason to doubt the evidence the House managers have put before us. Let me say this clearly: We have reason to believe the House managers manipulated evidence and selectively edited footage. If they did, and this were a court of law, they would face sanctions from the judge. I don't raise this issue lightly. Rather, it is a product of what we have found in just the limited time we have had since we first saw the evidence here with you this week. We have reason to believe that the House managers created false representations of tweets, and the lack of due process means there was no opportunity to review or verify the accuracy.
Consider these facts: The House managers, proud of their work on this snap impeachment, staged numerous photo shoots of their preparations. In one of those, Manager Raskin is seen here at his desk reviewing two tweets side-by-side. The image on his screen claims to show that President Trump had retweeted one of those tweets. Now, members of the Senate, let's look closely at this screen, because obviously Manager Raskin considered it important enough that he invited the New York Times to watch him watching it.
Now, what's wrong with this image? Actually, there are three things very wrong with it. Look at the date on the very bottom of the screen on Manager Raskin's computer screen when we zoom in to the picture. The date that appears is January 3rd, 2020, not 2021. Why is that date wrong? Because this is not a real screenshot that he's working with, this is a recreation of a tweet and you got the date wrong when you manufactured this graphic. You did not disclose that this is a manufactured graphic and not a real screenshot of a tweet.
Now, to be fair, the House managers caught this error before showing the image on the Senate floor, so you never saw it when it was presented to you. But that's not all. They didn't fix this one. Look at the blue check mark next to the Twitter username of the account retweeted by the President. It indicates that this is a verified account, given the blue check by Twitter to indicate it is run by a public figure. The problem? The user's real account is not verified and has no blue checkmark, as you can see. Were you trying to make her account seem more significant or were you just sloppy? If we had due process of law in this case, we would know the truth.
But that's not all that's wrong with this one tweet. House Manager Swalwell showed you this tweet this week and he emphasized that this tweet reflected a call to arms. He told you repeatedly that this was a promise to call in the cavalry for January 6th. He expressly led you to believe that President Trump's supporter believed that the President wanted armed supporters at the January 6th speech, paramilitary groups, the cavalry, ready for physical combat.
The problem is the actual text is exactly the opposite. The tweeter promised to bring the "Calvary," a public display of Christ's crucifixion, a central symbol of her Christian faith, with her to the President's speech, a symbol of faith, love and peace. They just never want to seem to read the text and believe what the text means. And you'll see this reported in the media last evening also.
Words matter, they told you, but they selectively edited the President's words over and over again. They manipulated video, time- shifting clips and made it appear the President's words were playing to a crowd when they weren't. Let's take a look.
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TRUMP: After this, we're going to walk down -- and I'll be there with you -- we're going to walk down -- we're going to walk down to the...
TRUMP: ... right here, we're going to walk down to the Capitol...
... and we're going to cheer on our brave senators and congressmen and women and we're probably not going to be cheering so much for some of them...
... because you'll never take back our country with weakness. You have to show strength and you have to be strong. We have come to demand that Congress do the right thing and only count the electors who have been lawfully slated -- lawfully slated.
I know that everyone here will soon be marching over to the Capitol building to peacefully and patriotically make your voices heard.
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SCHOEN: "And we are going to walk down to the Capitol." They showed you that part. Why are we walking to the Capitol? Well, they cut that off -- to cheer on some members of Congress and not others, peacefully and patriotically.
The Supreme Court ruled in Brandenburg that there's a very clear standard for incitement -- in short, to paraphrase, whether the speech was intended to provoke imminent lawless action and was it likely to do so. "Go to the Capitol and cheer on some members of Congress but not others." They know it doesn't meet the standard for incitement, so they edited it down.
We heard a lot this week about "fight like hell" but they cut off the video before they showed you the President's optimistic, patriotic words that followed immediately after.
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TRUMP: ... we fight like hell and if you don't fight like hell, you're not going to have a country anymore. Our exciting adventures and boldest endeavors have not yet begun. My fellow Americans, for our movement, for our children and for our beloved country -- and I say this despite all that's happened -- the best is yet to come.
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SCHOEN: There's that famous quote, like one of the House managers said, "A lie will travel halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to put its shoes on." Well, this lie traveled around the world a few times and made its way into the Biden campaign talking points and ended up on the Senate floor -- the Charlottesville lie, "Very fine people on both sides," except that isn't all he said. And they knew it then and they know it now. Watch this.
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DONALD TRUMP, FORMER PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: But you also people that were very fine people, on both sides. You what people in that group -- excuse me, excuse me. I saw the same pictures as you did. You had people in that group that were there to protest the taking down of, to them, a very, very important statue and the renaming of a park from Robert E. Lee to another name.
TRUMP: George Washington was a slave owner. Was George Washington a slave owner? So will George Washington now lose his status? Are we going to take down -- excuse me. Are we going to take down -- are we going to take down statues to George Washington? How about Thomas Jefferson, what do you think of Thomas Jefferson? You like him?
TRUMP: OK. Good. Are we going to take down the statue? Because he was a major slave-owner. Now are we going to take down his statue? So you know what, it's fine. You are changing history. You are changing culture. And you had people, and I'm not talking the neo-Nazis and the white nationalists, because they should be condemned totally. But you had many people in that group other than neo-Nazis and white nationalist, OK? And the press has treated them absolutely unfairly.
Now, in the other group also you had some fine people but you also had trouble-makers. And you see them come with the black outfits and with the helmets and with the baseball bats. You've got a lot of bad -- you've got a lot of bad people in the other group too.
QUESTION: (inaudible) you were saying the press has treated white nationalists unfairly? Just trying to understand what you're saying.
TRUMP: No. There were people in that rally, and I looked, the night before, if you look, they were people protesting very quietly the taking down of the statue of Robert E. Lee. I'm sure in that group there was some bad ones. The following day it looked like they had some rough, bad people, neo-Nazis, white nationalists, whatever you want to call them.
But you had a lot of people in that group that were there to innocently protest and very legally protest, because, you know, I don't know if you know, they had a -- a permit. The other group didn't have a permit. So I only tell you this, there are two sides to a story. I thought what took place was a horrible moment for our country, a horrible moment. But there are two sides to the country.
TRUMP: Does anybody have a final -- does anybody have -- you have an infrastructure...
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SCHOEN: This might be, today, the first time the news networks played those full remarks in their context. And how many times have you heard that President Trump has never denounced white supremacists? Now you in America know the truth. Here's another example. One of the house managers make much of the president's supposedly ominous words of "you have to get your people to fight." But you knew what the president really met. He meant that the crowd should demand action from members of Congress and support primary challenges to those who don't do what he considered to be right. Support primary challenges, not violent action.
I know what he meant because I watched the full video. And so did the house managers but they manipulated his words. You will see where they stopped it and to give it a very different meaning from the meaning it has in full context. Let's watch.
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NEGUSE: "You have to get your people to fight," he told them.
DONALD TRUMP, FORMER PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: You have to get your people to fight, and if they don't fight we have to primary the hell out of the ones that don't fight. You primary them. We are going to let you know who they are. I can already tell you, frankly.
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SCHOEN: The people who need to fight are members of Congress. Why do we have to skip the necessary due diligence and due process of law that any legal proceeding should have? It couldn't have been the urgency to get President Trump out of office. House Democrats held the articles until he was no longer president, mooting their case.
Hatred, animosity, division, political gain, and let's face it, for House Democrats, President Trump is the best enemy to attack.
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RASKIN: I want to say this for Donald Trump, who I may well be voting to impeach...
FORMER REP. KEITH ELLISON, D-MINN.: Donald Trump has already done a number of things which legitimately raise the question of impeachment.
REP. MAXINE WATERS, D-CALIF.: I don't respect this president, and I will fight every day until he is impeached.
JULIAN CASTRO, FORMER SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT: That is grounds to start impeachment proceedings.
Those the grants to start impeachment.
Those are grounds to start impeachment proceedings.
Yes, I think that's grounds to start impeachment proceedings.
REP. AL GREEN, D-TEXAS: I rise today, Mr. Speaker, to call for the impeachment of the president of the United States of America.
[12:45:00] WATERS: I continue to say, impeach him! Impeach 45! Impeach 45!
REP. STEVE COHEN, D-TENN.: So we are calling upon House to begin impeachment hearings immediately.
(UNKNOWN): On the impeachment of Donald Trump, would you vote yes or no?
REP. ILHAN OMAR, D-MINN.: I would vote yes.
REP. ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ, D-N.Y.: I would vote to impeach.
REP. RASHIDA TLAIB, D-MICH.: Because we're going to go in there, we're going to impeach the (expletive deleted).
REP. BRAD SHERMAN, D-CALIF.: But the fact is I introduced articles of impeachment in July of 2017.
GREEN: If we don't impeach this president, he will get re-elected.
COHEN: My oath requires me to be for impeachment, have an impeachment hearing. He needs the "scarlet I" on his chest.
BOOKER: Representatives should begin impeachment proceedings against this president.
WARREN: It is time to bring impeachment charges against him.
Bring impeachment charges.
REP. JERROLD NADLER, D-N.Y.: My personal view is that he richly deserves impeachment.
TLAIB: I'm here at an appeasement rally, and we are ready to impeach him!
REP. NANCY PELOSI, D-C.A.: Well, we can impeach him any day of the week for anything he does.
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SCHOEN: That same hatred and anger has led house managers to ignore their own words and actions and set a dangerous double standard. The house managers spoke about rhetoric, about a constant drumbeat of heated language. Well, as I'm sure everyone watching expected, we need to show you some of their own words.
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REP. NANCY PELOSI, D-C.A.: I just don't even know why there aren't uprisings all over the country, and maybe there will be.
REP. AYANNA PRESSLEY, D-MASS.: There needs to be unrest in the street for as long as there is unrest in our lives.
PELOSI: We've got to be ready to throw a punch. We have to be ready to throw a punch.
TESTER: Donald Trump, I think you need to go back and punch him in the face.
NICOLE WALLACE, NBC HOST: That I thought he should have punched him in the face.
BOOKER: Feel like punching him.
JOSEPH R. BIDEN JR., PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: I'd like to take him behind the the gym if I were in high school.
If we were in high school I'd take him behind the gym and beat the hell out of him.
You know, I wish we were in high school, I could take him behind the gym.
REP. MAXINE WATERS, D-CALIF.: I will go and take Trump out tonight.
WARREN: Take him out now.
JOHNNY DEPP, ACTOR: When was the last time an actor assassinated a president?
RICK WILSON, CO-FOUNDER, THE LINCOLN PROJECT: They're still going to have to go out and put a bullet in Donald Trump.
CHRIS CUOMO, CNN HOST: Show me where it says that protesters are supposed to be polite and peaceful?
WATERS: And you push back on them and you tell them they are not welcome anymore anywhere.
MADONNA CICCONE, SINGER: I have thought an awful lot about blowing up the White House.
BOOKER: Please get up in the face of some congresspeople.
PELOSI: People will do what they do.
SCHUMER: I want to tell you, Gorsuch, I want tell you, Kavanaugh, you have released the whirlwind and you will pay the price!
REP. RASHIDA TLAIB, D-MICH.: We're going to go in there, we're going to impeach the (expletive deleted).
CYNTHIA JOHNSON, STATE REPRESENTATIVE, D-MICH.: Well, this is just a warning to you Trumpers. Be careful. Walk lightly.
And for those of you who are soldiers, make them pay.
ELLEN DEGENERES, THE ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW HOST: If you had to be stuck in an elevator with either President Trump, Mike Pence, or Jeff Sessions, who would it be? KAMALA HARRIS, VICE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: Does one of us have to come out alive?
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SCHOEN: And there's more.
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MCDONOUGH: I promise to fight every single day.
One, I'm a fighter and I'm relentless.
But I'm a fighter and I'm relentless.
A fighter and I'm relentless.
I will fight like hell.
WARREN: The way I see it now is that we pick ourselves up and we fight back. That's what I think it's all about.
We stand up and we fight back. We do not back down. We do not compromise, not today, not tomorrow, not ever.
You can lie down, you can whimper, you can pull up in a ball, you can decide to move to Canada, or you can stand your ground and fight back. And that's what it's about. We do fight back.
But we are going to fight back. We are not turning this country over to what Donald Trump has sold. We are just not.
Look, people are upset and they're right to be upset.
Now we can whimper, we can whine, or we can fight back. Me, I'm here to fight back.
I'm here to fight back.
Because we will not forget. We do not want to forget. We will use that vision to make sure that we fight harder, we fight tougher, and we fight more passionately than ever.
We still have a fight on our hands.
Fight hard for the changes Americans are demanding.
Get in the fight.
To winning the fight. ... fight...
Use every tool possible...
... to fight for this change. We will fight.
We will fight.
... to fight...
... fighting hard...
... serious about fighting...
... and fight...
We have got to get out there and fight, fight, and fight back.
Problems, we call them out and we fight back.
I'm in this fight!
I am fighting. I am fighting
... and in this fight.
Get in this fight.
Get in this fight!
... and fighting, we all need to be in the fight.
We all need to stay in the fight.
We stay in this fight.
We fought back -- we fought back -- I am not afraid of a fight -- I am in this fight all the way. You don't get what you don't fight for. Our fight -- our fight -- we are in this fight for our lives. This is the fight of our lives.
WARNER: But we are going to make sure that this fight does not end tonight.
MENENDEZ: This is a fight for our lives, the lives of our friends and family members and neighbors, it is a fight -- fight -- and it is a fight that we're going to work make sure continues. It's a fight -- it is a fight -- it is a fight -- and that's what this fight is for.
TESTER: Well I'm wired to fight anyone who isn't doing their job for us. I'm Jon Tester and you're damn right I approve this message. ROSEN: And I'll have lots of fights ahead of us and I'm ready to stand up and keep fighting. If the fight for -- we're going to fight -- we're going to fight -- we need to fight, fight, fight -- and we need to fight -- we're going to fight -- we've got a few more fights -- we're going to take a privilege of a few more fights -- and we have the biggest fight of all. I will never stop fighting -- I will fight like hell, to fight back against anyone ...
(UNKNOWN): We need to say loud and clear that we are ready to fight ...
DURBIN: It's a bare knuckles fight.
WYDEN: Now they're going to have to actually fight back against people ...
(UNKNOWN): The fight has to be conducted.
CANTWELL: It is so important that we need to we fight.
MURRAY: Fight that fight.
(UNKNOWN): We have been fighting...
(UNKNOWN): I was fighting very hard.
VAN HOLLEN: Time is of the essence, both in terms of the fight ...
(UNKNOWN): I think we should be fighting ...
(UNKNOWN): Well I -- I really believe we need to fight ...
HEINRICH: And we're simply not going to take this lying down. We're going to keep fighting.
KAINE: So I'm telling all of my colleagues this is the fight of our life ...
BALDWIN: Whose side are you on, who are you fighting for?
(UNKNOWN): They're fighting for -- I'm fighting -- we're both fighting ...
HIRONO: We will fight back. We're not going to just take this lying down.
(UNKNOWN): I'm just going to keep the fight up.
(UNKNOWN): What we have to do right now is fight as hard as we can.
STABENOW: We have to rise up and -- and fight back.
(UNKNOWN): And so we're going to fight -- and we're going to continue to fight.
BLUMENTHAL: I am going to be fighting -- fighting like hell. SCHUMER: Keep fighting, fighting, fighting -- or -- we kept fighting and we did, so we're going to keep fighting.
(UNKNOWN): And we have to be fighting every -- every single day.
(UNKNOWN): We have to fight back and we have no choice but to do that. I think we're doing the right thing to do that.
LUJAN: ... fighting ...
MANCHIN: ... and I'm fighting ...
SANDERS: Well our job right now is to fight.
HASSAN: It's really important I'm going to keep fighting.
OSSOFF: I'm asking for the support of people across the country to fight back.
PADILLA: And you've got to be fierce in fighting.
WARNOCK: Keep fighting.
(UNKNOWN): (Inaudible) have been fighting.
LEAHY: I have told President Biden I will fight like mad.
(UNKNOWN): I'll tell you what -- now, more than ever, we have to fight like hell.
(UNKNOWN): We have these battles on the floor of the Senate. I'm going to go down and battle -- and -- and I'm going to be down there on the floor fighting ...
SCHUMER: But we Democrats are fighting as hard as we can -- Democrats are fighting as hard as we can -- discredit it in any way but we're fighting back.
KAINE: What we've got to do is fight in Congress, fight in the courts, fight in the streets, fight online, fight at the ballot box.
BOOKER: Fighting and pushing around the clock -- fighting -- continue to be brave and be strong and keep fighting. We're getting people engaged in the fight -- we're fighting -- we've got to keep fighting and keep focused -- continue to fight.
KLOBUCHAR: Fight -- this is going to be a fight.
CASTRO: We'll also fight him and challenge him in every way that we can, in the Congress, in the courts and in the streets.
HARRIS: To continue fighting, we each have an important role to play in fighting -- in this fight, like so many before it, it has been a fight -- the American people are going to have to fight -- and about the importance of fighting -- I will always fight -- fighting -- but we always must fight -- Joe Biden has a deep, deep-seated commitment to fight -- and to fight -- and about the importance of fighting -- we always must fight -- to fight -- to fight -- and to fight -- as our willingness to fight -- continued the fight -- as Joe Biden says, to fight -- it's about fighting -- of what we're fighting for -- we will tell them about what we did to fight -- truly about a fight -- truly, I do believe that we are in a fight -- I believe that we are in a fight -- I believe we are in a fight -- I believe we are in a fight -- so there's a fight in front of us, a fight for all of these things -- and so we're prepared to fight for that -- and we know how to fight -- our ongoing fight -- a fight -- we know how to fight, we like a good fight, we were born out of a fight. This is what is our fight right now.
RASKIN: There's the fight -- there's the fight -- there's the fight -- and then there's the fight to defend. back in the fight.
REP. NANCY PELOSI, D-C.A.: Our mission is to fight. That is the guiding purpose of House Democrats, fighting. He has never forgotten who he is fighting for. March and fought.
And we just have to fight.
But this is a fight for our country.
SCHUMER: Fighting the health crisis of COVID.
JOSEPH R. BIDEN JR., PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: I led the fight.
And continue to fight.
Never, never, never give up this fight. I am a citizen, fighting for it.
Maine's not only fighting a leader who fought for progressive change. As a lawyer who fought for people his whole life as well as other fights he's in, I'm proud that -- to have Tim in this fight with me.
And above all, it's time for America to get back up and once again fight...
PETER BUTTIGIEG, SECRETARY OF TRANSPORTATION: We will fight when we must fight.
JULIAN CASTRO, FORMER SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT: What kind of America are we fighting for? We've been fighting, so we need to fight but we also need to fight.
Fight for an America...
HILLARY CLINTON, FORMER SECRETARY OF STATE: I am going to wake up every day and fight hard. I have been fighting.
We're going to fight. We are going to fight. We're going to fight. We're going to fight. And I will fight...
BUTTIGIEG: We're in the fight of our lives right now.
FORMER REP. BETO O'ROURKE, D-TEXAS: And we fight like hell...
WYDEN: To fight...
ROSEN: To fight...
CICILLINE: Fight against the Trump administration.
Democrats are standing up to fight.
We're in this fight in a serious way.
LIEU: If you will fight...
DEGETTE: We're eager to take on this fight.
Get in this fight.
And we'll fight it out.
GILLIBRAND: I have taken on the fight...
NEGUSE: As representatives for the people, as legislators here in the halls of Congress, our job is to fight.
PLASKETT (?): Who has led us in this fight...
SWALWELL: Is to fight for this.
WARNOCK: And every day I am in the United States Senate, I will fight...
BROWN: And one of the things we do is fight -- should fight...
REP. ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ, D-N.Y.: Because my constituents send me here each and every day to fight...
STACEY ABRAMS, FORMER STATE REPRESENTATIVE, D-GA.: We have been fighting this fight. And we need to be side by side so we can succeed. And so, I hope that you will all join us in our fight.
And if we fight...
... And as the next governor of Georgia, I will never stop fighting. We can show the old guard something new and we can fight...
(UNKNOWN): My fight. Those fights to fight -- to fight an administration...
KAMALA HARRIS, VICE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: Requiring us to fight, and fight we will. In their fight -- in (ph) their fight.
The fight is a fight and so when we fight the fight that we are in, when we are fighting this fight.
The strength of who we are is we will fight. And we will fight.
We will fight.
We will fight the fight.
We will fight.
We are in a fight.
The fight, fight.
Fight, fight, it is a fight -- is a fight.
And it is a fight born out of patriotism. This is a fight.
Fighting. I say fight on, fight on, fight on, fight on...
WARREN: I'm here to say one more time and publicly. This is not a fight I wanted to take on but this is the fight in front of us now.
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SCHOEN: Every single one of you and every one of you. That's OK. You didn't do anything wrong. It's a word people use. But please, stop the hypocrisy.
And did you tone down the rhetoric last summer when all of this was happening? Did you condemn the rioters or did you stand with Nancy Pelosi, who said, people are going to do what they're going to do.
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KAMALA HARRIS, VICE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: This is a movement, I'm telling you. They're not going to stop. And -- and everyone beware because they're not going to stop instantly (ph). They're not going to stop before Election Day in November and they're not going to stop after.
CHRIS CUOMO, CNN HOST: And please, show me where it says that protests are supposed to be polite and peaceful.
REP. NANCY PELOSI, D-C.A.: I just don't even know why there aren't uprisings all over the country. Maybe there will be. (UNKNOWN): It was a violent night in St. Louis. They shot and killed David (ph) in cold blood.
NIKOLE HANNAH-JONES, JOURNALIST, THE NEW YORK TIMES: Destroying property which can be replaced is not violent.
(UNKNOWN): This was an apartment complex on fire and...
(UNKNOWN): And it just collapsed. The building just collapsed.
(UNKNOWN): I have nowhere to go now. These people did this for no reason.
(UNKNOWN): This is just a snapshot of some of the damage that people will be waking up to in...
(UNKNOWN): The police clearly (ph)...
SCHUMER: I'm proud of New York and proud of the protests.
(UNKNOWN): There is damage everywhere you look. Honestly, it looks like a warzone.
PELOSI: Heartwarming to see so many people turn out peacefully.
SCHUMER: They keep doing it day after day after day.
In fact, our country is a nation of protests. The patriots were protestors.
(UNKNOWN): St. John's Church is on fire.
(UNKNOWN): Is this about (ph) the violence from Antifa?
REP. JERROLD NADLER, D-N.Y.: That -- that's a myth.
PROTESTER: I hope someone burns down your whole precinct with all you all inside.
(UNKNOWN): It is not, generally speaking, unruly.
REP. MAXINE WATERS, D-CALIF.: And you dispatch (ph) on them and you tell them they're not welcome anymore anywhere.
HARRIS: They're not going to let up, and they should not.
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