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Fact-checking Trump's impeachment debate in the House

January 13, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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Only 13 months after the House first impeached President Donald Trump, lawmakers were back on Wednesday voting to impeach Trump an unprecedented second time for a US president. During the debate on the resolution, which charges that Trump incited a violent insurrection against the government on January 6, some of Trump's allies were still using many of the same arguments they did a year ago to criticize Democrats and defend Trump's actions. They also perpetuated misleading narratives about the events that led up to the attack on the Capitol.

California Republican Rep. Tom McClintock said that Trump's remarks at the Washington, DC, rally that preceded the Capitol insurrection were overly confrontational and sometimes inaccurate -- but that Trump's words do not amount to impeachable conduct.

And we're going to have to fight much harder. " Trump told marchers, "You'll never take back our country with weakness. " After urging congressional Republicans and Vice President Mike Pence to reject the Electoral College results, Trump said, "And fraud breaks up everything, doesn't it?

Trump alleged that there would be dire consequences if his supporters did not take immediate action -- saying that, if Biden took office, "You will have an illegitimate president.

But he left a misleading impression when he posed the question, "but what did he actually say?" and did not mention the most contentious things Trump actually said.

Mueller never said Trump did nothing wrong.

Jordan also said, as he has as far back as 2019, that the whistleblower who filed the primary 2019 complaint about Trump's dealings with Ukraine "worked for Joe Biden. "

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