Reports from the Senate floor say that some members of the GOP have appeared bored and disinterested during the second impeachment trial of former president Donald Trump. Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) is said to be busy reading a novel and openly ignoring the violent images on the screen before her that show Capitol Police officers overwhelmed, begging for help, and beaten. Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) is sitting alone in a balcony seat with his feet propped up, doing paperwork. Somewhere, fallen Officer Brian Sicknick has family or loved ones watching the utter disrespect of his memory.
Remember: Brian Sicknick deserves justice. pic.twitter.com/doBHaL05hO
— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) February 10, 2021
The Lincoln Project, a group of former Republican strategists, released a new ad on Thursday, the third day of Trump’s impeachment trial and the day after those harrowing videos of trauma and violence experienced by police officers, congressional staffers, elected officials in Congress, and even the vice president of the United States were shown, some for the first time. So far, most Republican lawmakers just don’t seem to care and are uninterested in hearing or seeing the evidence despite their sworn oaths to be impartial jurors.
Of course, they’ve already ignored their oaths to protect and defend the Constitution, so none of this should be surprising. But to watch the “law and order party,” the party of “Blue Lives Matter,” disrespecting a fallen police officer’s memory and refusing to accept the very clear evidence shown on Wednesday that Donald Trump was the impetus of that attack is enraging.
Twitter was just as outraged and praised The Lincoln Project for how well they characterized the entire process. Read some of their comments below: