Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) said Sunday that Donald Trump’s current rhetoric has at times been even more “overt and blatant” This is a far better situation than the one that existed before Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection.
During an interview with CNN’s Jim Acosta, Lofgren was asked about the former president’s violent language On Saturday, at Waco (Texas) rally
“The rhetoric that he’s using today is not dissimilar to the type of rhetoric he used prior to January 6,” Lofgren was part of the House investigation committee into the attack on America’s Capitol. According to a clip recorded by Mediaite. “In fact, in some ways, it’s more overt and blatant than the events leading up to January 6.”
Lofgren mentioned a tweet Trump posted last week on social media in which he targeted Alvin Bragg (the Manhattan District Attorney), who is being investigated for his involvement in the 2016 hush-money payment to Stormy Daniels.
Among a stream of menacing comments about Bragg ― including one In which he proposed that a possible indictment might be in the future “death & destruction” ― Trump posted a photo of himself with a baseball bat next to a photo of the prosecutor with his hands up. It was eventually deleted.
“He disparaged the idea that his followers should remain peaceful. You know, this is cause for concern,” Lofgren continued. “We know that certainly not all of his followers are inclined to take up arms, but there’s enough of them who are willing to do battle on his behalf that someone could get killed. And people were killed, obviously, on January 6.”
Trump assured Waco supporters that the 2024 election for the presidency would be a success. “the final battle” framed various investigations against him As an example of political attacks by “radical left maniacs.” Insurrectionists who were imprisoned in connection with the Capitol attack are also being honored by him and he vowed that justice would be done for them.
He used some of his language to echo the rhetoric that he used before the Jan. 6?, 2021 violence, when he called upon supporters to “fight like hell” Protest the loss of his election by marching to the Capitol.
Hakeem Jeffries, House Majority Leader (D-Calif.). warned on Friday Trump is clear “has not learned his lesson” From the riot.
“It’s dangerous, and if he keeps it up, he’s going to get someone killed,” he said of Trump’s rhetoric.