On CNN Wednesday, following damning video testimony in the Senate impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump, anchor Jake Tapper took a swipe at the GOP for their apparent likelihood to still move to acquit the president, in spite of everything.
"This will be what he is remembered for. Hundreds of years from now," said Tapper. "Some presidents aren't even remembered for things. This is what will be Donald Trump is remembered for. And the fact that there are going to be dozens of Republican senators who, in all likelihood, vote to not hold Trump accountable for this, is just stunning to me. And that will be their legacies."
"House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy, House Republican Whip Steve Scalise, Senator Ted Cruz, Senator Hawley. They had a role in this, too," added Tapper. "And it is absolutely infuriating to watch this video and see our leaders, including then-Vice President Mike Pence, running for their lives. Here he is in security footage. Mike Pence and his family — his family. There he is, right there, looking back. Being escorted out of the Capitol, where he was abiding by his constitutional duties, presiding over the counting of the electoral votes, being escorted out so that they didn't kill him, which is what the MAGA mob said they wanted to do. They said they wanted to kill him."