Judge EVISCERATES Capitol Rioters' "Trump Made Me Do It" Defense

Judge EVISCERATES Capitol Rioters' "Trump Made Me Do It" Defense

A Federal Judge shoots down Capitol rioters’ defense claims. Ana Kasparian and John Iadarola discuss on The Young Turks. Support TYT by becoming a member: http://tyt.com/join

Read more HERE: https://www.politico.com/news/2021/02/23/capitol-rioters-judge-proud-boys-trump-471199

“A federal judge is signaling that she’s not a big fan of an increasingly common defense emerging from lawyers for those charged in the Capitol Riot: President Donald Trump made me do it.

At a bail hearing Tuesday for a Proud Boy member from Kansas accused of storming the Capitol, Chief U.S. District Court Judge Beryl Howell said she was dubious about the legal merit of the effort to shift blame toward the former president and his inflammatory rhetoric about the election.”*

Hosts: Ana Kasparian, John Iadarola

Cast: Ana Kasparian, John Iadarola


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  1. I think they need treatment not prison. They got pulled into a cult. But then I am one of the extreme leftists, actual left, who think we just need to get rid of prisons and jails because they don't work. Most people just need mental healthcare or opportunities.

  2. Trump was the moron standing outside a movie theater and yelled fire. That's the only way to look at this, he was dead wrong and should've been held accountable by impeachment. But his fellow criminals voted to give him a free pass ,and he got away with violating the constitution. LOSER TRUMP!!!!!!!

  3. The fact that another person is complicit in your criminals activity doesn't mean you're not responsible for that activity. Free will's a b**ch, eh?

  4. Now if only the orange orangutan told these brain dead losers to jump off a 10 story roof.We would have less of these morons voting in 2024.

  5. That judge had a good point. Trump doesn’t make the law. These people followed a liar-loser. If you follow someone in crime, you are a criminal, too.

  6. The judge has a good point but the weakness in the judge’s argument is that Trump is also responsible for the criminal acts and nothing, at least so far, is being charged against him !

  7. The proud boys are just kids who have always had privilege and like dressing up and pretending to be soldiers but they have got away with the nonsense for years and Trump has conned them into thinking he has something in common with them but apart from racism he hasn’t !

  8. Your hatred got you there. You were so busy working it you forgot to think. So now, you burn. DT will continue to whine about how the deep state stole the election he had already fixed to win. If your ever lucky enough to hear any of his continued whining, it will be from a jail cell and for a very long time.

  9. I'll agree that these rioters aren't the sharpest knives in the drawer, but saying they are dolts who are easily controlled isn't much of a defense. If they can't make their own decisions they should be held for their own protection.

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