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Senator Padilla Calls for Conviction of Donald Trump

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Senator Alex Padilla

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Calif.) issued the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives sent the U.S. Senate the article of impeachment against former President Donald Trump for inciting the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol:

“I took an oath to defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic. The case before us is clear — Donald Trump incited a violent insurrection in our nation’s Capitol. Donald Trump will have due process and the opportunity to present his case before the Senate, but there are no doubts as to the facts — and there are no alternative facts — the evidence was broadcast live on national television for all to witness. That is precisely why the House moved so expeditiously to impeach him.

“I will vote to convict Donald Trump and work to ensure that he and his enablers are held accountable. There must be justice and accountability so we can begin to heal as a nation and restore faith in our democracy.”

Information provided by Office of Senator Alex Padilla

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Trump Lover Jan 25, 2021 - 7:09 pm

Trump did not incite the riot. Don’t read the fake news read the real news and you’ll see that he did no such thing. Trump 2024. Please don’t be negative in you’re responses. Thank you!

Aaron Jan 25, 2021 - 9:31 pm

What a joke. It will never succeed

W. Wilie Jan 26, 2021 - 5:57 am

The ho gave him his marching orders. No trial yet and he is guilty . Tell me again about unity.

Robert C. Jan 26, 2021 - 6:09 am

And just what are your sources for “the real news”?

Frank Jan 26, 2021 - 7:30 am

If President Trump’s speech incited a riot that would be playing it over and over again. Padilla needs to get to the bottom of EDD fraud. Work for Ca. people and get your head out of Becerra ass.

Tim waters Jan 26, 2021 - 7:38 am

Saying you will convict someone based on your current knowledge of a situation, is a biased slant. He can’t not get a fair and impartial trial as the constitution entitles him to have.

SW Jan 26, 2021 - 7:44 am

Sorry, but I actually watched Trump and his little tool Giuliani whipping the crowd up that morning at the Ellipse (for months actually) as he incited all those morons to attack our Capital.
Trump has done the deed and is going to be impeached.

REBOOTAMERICA! Jan 26, 2021 - 9:27 am

To all you libtarded goons. You incited Riots and calls to violence all summer long. You provoked dumpster fire on a countrywide scale. dozens of peace officers were executed in cold blood, Because you demon-cats whipped your demon dog hordes into a frenzy. WHERE IS THE JUSTICE ON YOU!!! WHEN DO THE ARRESTS BEGIN?!?

Trump lusting fool Jan 26, 2021 - 9:35 am

Trump lover you must be blind and deaf

REBOOT AMERICA! Jan 26, 2021 - 11:14 am

Waz da matter TRUTH GOT YOUR NUTS?
Do you really think that by repeating a lie over and over again you can erase THE TRUTH. THAT OUR LYING EYES did not see the lefts riots and murder and destruction?
You can call me what ever your little perverted heart wants.


Robert C. Jan 26, 2021 - 11:59 am

TIm Waters,

The Constitution says no such thing. Impeachment and a Senate trial are not judicial proceedings – they are political proceedings.

REBOOTAMERICA! Jan 26, 2021 - 12:47 pm

Robert C. … The Constitution also says you can’t impeach someone that is no longer in office. The Supreme Court already has said it will throw it out! WHAT THE $%#$$%$ is the left soooo afraid that they are crapping their adrenochrome out their shorts?
BECAUSE HE WILL END YOU. even if he is out of office!

New World Order Jan 26, 2021 - 1:20 pm

This ‘ divide and conquer thing ‘ is going great . Almost there. We can take control any day now.

Robert C. Jan 26, 2021 - 3:56 pm

Reboot … Those who cannot sustain a discussion based on facts and logic always resort to infantile name-calling, like a little kid on the playground. Perhaps you should reread your last comment and reflect on that.

Sam Jan 26, 2021 - 5:38 pm

Anyone paying attention for the last year witnessed Democrat Governors, Mayors, and Soros funded DA’s support black lives matter and Antifa while they burned down Minneapolis, Kenosha, Portland for 200 nights straight and other cities. Setting federal buildings on fire while the left and major media outlets cheered them on with no consequence. Did anyone really watch the speech because no media covered it and it was blocked on most websites. I’ve watched the speech online with my wife. Hard to find which is sad and he never incited any violence. It’s unconstitutional to impeach a private citizen with no due process or hearing. That’s not how impeachments work. I’ve asked myself why do they hate this man so much? Once i saw everything President Trump has done that major media and big tech blocked from American public it made sense.

REBOOTAMERICA! Jan 26, 2021 - 7:15 pm

you may be able to make the fi-fi liberals do doggie tricks. but good luck with the REAL MEN and WOMEN PATRIOTS. You will find your hat up your arse!

How about uniting BEHIND THE CONSTITUTION if unity is really yo thang.

Robert C. Jan 27, 2021 - 9:38 am

Isn’t it funny (in a pathetic way) that Trumpers insist that the presidential election was stolen yet could produce no evidence of it in sixty-some lawsuits that were all dismissed for lack of same. Their claims all were variations on the theme “I know there was cheating” with no supporting evidence. Then they claim that very lack of evidence is “proof” of a coverup of election cheating. Catch-22.

So let me ask this of Trumpers: if the Dems were so brilliant and crafty to pull all this off in MULTIPLE states, then why didn’t they also fix the downballot contests to give themselves commanding majorities in the House and Senate? The Dems LOST seats in the House and have a paper-thin majority in the Senate (thanks only to Trump’s inept meddling in the George run-off election). Come on, think with your brain instead of your emotions!

Your Mother Jan 27, 2021 - 11:41 am

Sam, Many differences in these protests can be made but the main one stands above the rest: where was the overly militarized police presence in DC the day of the attempted coup? That’s the kicker right there. Yes, lots of violence through the year at other protests. This is true. Sadly, the hypocrisy in how DC had no protection from an army of gun toting rednecks is what should alarm you. And any educated person can see the irony in blue lives matter proponents attacking cops…… the irony is beyond me.

Scott M Jan 27, 2021 - 8:13 pm

This is stupid beyond belief. I can see this Jeanie. Once you go for Trump . Than we can look to impeach Obama for allowing riots and protest on freeways. How about Bush JR for going back and attacking Iraq. Than Clinton for all the things Bill did not do right. List goes on. Lets start a recall to recall this idiot Padilla. After locking us all down in California they all need to go.

Roxanne Foxx Jan 29, 2021 - 5:51 pm

ROBERT C — Plenty of concrete evidence was presented to the courts and the judges dismissed them without even reading through them. I think someone got to the judges and their families.

Charlotte W Jan 29, 2021 - 11:30 pm

ROBERT C – They produced plenty of evidence.

Robert C. Jan 30, 2021 - 12:08 pm

Roxanne and Charlotte,

Sorry but you are wrong. They presented only ASSERTIONS of wrongdoing, not evidence. Saying it’s so don’t make it so. Many of the judges who dismissed the lawsuits were Trump appointees, so don’t hand me that “liberal judge” nonsense.

Jg Jan 30, 2021 - 9:56 pm

The Entire issue is a waste of our tax dollars and public politicians time. Stop beating a dead horse dumb ass..s and let’s move on. The virus, jobs, the economy, and general well being of citizens are far more of a priority.

Martin Milner Jan 31, 2021 - 3:11 am

Trump “appointees” can also be threatened . . ever consider that, ROBERT C? But, this is not the end as you will soon see. It’s just the beginning.

Lola Saavedra Jan 31, 2021 - 12:14 pm

ROBERT C — There was massive, solidly documented, hard evidence of voter fraud. The courts did not refuse to accept the cases because there was not enough evidence. On the contrary, they had much more evidence than they needed, of every possible type of voter fraud. There were even signed court confessions of Italian interference!

Our courts refused it because there was undeniable, irrefutable, massive evidence, which would go against their political stance they illegally chose to follow. So much for being fair and neutral. They had to make sure Trump would not get a fair chance in any court, esp. Supreme Court. In short, they were corrupt.

Neil Johnson Jan 31, 2021 - 11:05 pm

Shouldn’t this guy be deported to Mexico?

Peggy S Feb 1, 2021 - 12:27 am

The fox news followers claim that antifa caused riots at BLM protests. Those assumptions were made before any investigation was done. Fox news is fake news. The term fake news was coined by the source of fake news and lied about mainstream media being fake news. In Bellevue WA looting happened the same day that BLM protests happened. The police department analyzed 1,000s of videos from residents and identified the people who looted the mall, they were not connected to BLM, they were from a gang.
Another BLM protest was organized by a high school girl. A right wing podcaster followed two young people around town and sent the video to a local TV station claiming they were antifa. The crazy thing about that protest is that there was no violence, protesters stayed on the sidewalks and traffic flowed as usual.
On January 6th one member of the group that broke into the Capitol identified himself as antifa over and over, while wearing a Trump hat.

For me the difference between BLM protests and January 6th is that the BLM protest organizers were clear that they didn’t want violence, the violence that happened from videos that I watched was perpetrated by individuals that were not wearing BLM; whereas the people who went into the Capitol were easily identifiable as Trump supporters. Trump started the march to the Capitol and told his supporters that he would be with them, but left. Trump told supporters to stand by as they gathered, which looked like an order to wait for his command to attack. U.S. President Donald Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani at a rally on Wednesday called for “trial by combat” to dispute the U.S. presidential election results. Guliani and Trump gave the command to invade the capital.

What happened at the Capitol is indefensible .

Peggy S Feb 1, 2021 - 12:56 am

Trump needs to be held accountable for his actions, the president needs to obey the law and not incite a riot to overthrow the government.

Political Shark Feb 2, 2021 - 3:39 am

Trump did not incite any riot, Peggy! You’re delusional just like most of you typical lefties are. Busloads of people were brought in to infiltrate the peaceful marchers. I saw about 8 buses from which antifa black-clad people emerged bringing with them Trump flags. They were dressed like ninjas and made no bones about who they were. They bragged about their reason for being in the capitol. I took as many photos of them as I could and gave them to the authorities. This was before they donned their masks. There were a few BLM thugs too with signs and “BLM” written on the back of their jackets. Took pictures of those as well.

Miranda Weeks Feb 2, 2021 - 5:17 pm

Hey Peggy! Are you for real???? Use your brain! Anyone can put on a MAGA hat! What’s keeping an antifa thug from doing that? Ever hear of the enemy putting on the uniform of the opposing party? Is that so strange? OMG! Is there something being put in the water to make the Peggys of the world think like that? Spare me! My head is spinning here! (And these people vote? God help us all!)

A and B Feb 3, 2021 - 4:30 pm

What in hell is going on in the White House? The White House being dark for 10 days now, the military and Pentagon not recognizing Biden (they never saluted him on inauguration day!) and preventing him from entering the Pentagon, Biden was never given the nuclear codes, and yesterday night, the video showing all these police cars with lights on, descending on the Capitol. Europeans reporting they saw the inauguration hours before it took place in the US! The setting of Biden signing EO’s was different.

All this has to be made public, because people are noticing all the anomalies going on. There were some witnesses that saw certain people were arrested at the Capitol. It continues. Pelosi is now accompanied by two marshals. Could be for her protection because she was demanding it, or so she does not escape when all hell breaks lose, and she does not get away. Biden now being exposed in his daughter Ashley’s diary, that he took showers with her. Sick.

They are trying to keep everything under wraps because they don’t want to trigger a civil war, or at least massive street fights. Nothing looks good with this administration.

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