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Wed Jan 13, 2021, 12:56 PM

Attorney of firefighter charged in Capitol riot says Trump encouraged 'despicable behavior'

Source: The Hill

A lawyer for a Florida firefighter arrested in connection with last week’s deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol cast part of the blame on President Trump for encouraging "despicable behavior" among his supporters.

Andrew Williams of the Sanford Fire Department has been charged with disorderly conduct after being photographed among the crowd outside the Capitol, The Orlando Sentinel reported, citing federal records. Williams made his first federal court appearance in Orlando Tuesday.

House Democrats are preparing to impeach Trump for the second time for his actions ahead of last Wednesday's violence, which included months of false claims about the 2020 election and directly encouraging his supporters to march on the Capitol. Trump has also been banned from multiple social media outlets, and even some Republicans have called on him to resign.

“The president and the Capitol Police encouraged despicable behavior, Mr. Williams took part in none of it,” attorney Vincent Citro told reporters outside of the courthouse before rushing his client away from press. He did not address footage appearing to show Williams inside the building.

Read more: https://thehill.com/regulation/court-battles/534037-attorney-of-firefighter-charged-in-capitol-riot-says-trump

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Reply Attorney of firefighter charged in Capitol riot says Trump encouraged 'despicable behavior' (Original post)
sabra Jan 13 OP
grumpyduck Jan 13 #1
hauckeye Jan 13 #2
onetexan Jan 13 #3
srose58089 Jan 13 #4
niyad Jan 13 #5
iluvtennis Jan 13 #19
Irish_Dem Jan 13 #6
marble falls Jan 13 #8
Bernardo de La Paz Jan 13 #7
cstanleytech Jan 13 #9
Harker Jan 13 #10
IsItJustMe Jan 13 #11
keithbvadu2 Jan 13 #12
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Jan 13 #13
not fooled Jan 13 #18
keithbvadu2 Jan 13 #22
COL Mustard Jan 13 #14
ffr Jan 13 #15
Javaman Jan 13 #16
twodogsbarking Jan 13 #17
turbinetree Jan 13 #20
lagomorph777 Jan 13 #21

Response to sabra (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 12:57 PM

1. "He made me do it."

Seriously??????????????????????????

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 12:57 PM

2. Right. Trump made me do it.

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 12:59 PM

3. Blame it on the bosanova

... with its magic spell
Blame it on the bossa nova that he did so well
Oh, it all began with just one little dance
But then it ended up a big romance
Blame it on the bossa nova
The dance of love

That about sums up the MAGAts' love dance with the Con. Now they can blame him for their actions.

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 01:00 PM

4. The Devil made me do it

Jeese I can't find my tiny violin.

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 01:02 PM

5. "Despicable behavior"??? No, you jackass, it is insurrection. Your client is a domestic

terrorist. He belongs in prison.

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Response to niyad (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 05:16 PM

19. +++ agree. nt

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 01:19 PM

6. I was waiting for this defense. The president of the US ordered me to do it. nt

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Response to Irish_Dem (Reply #6)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 01:34 PM

8. Worse, he "encouraged" dipstick to take the Capitol. Not even an order.

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 01:23 PM

7. If he stayed outside, was he among those pressing and attacking Capitol defenses?


Or does it include riotous trespass inside?

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 01:40 PM

9. "I was just following orders" Rarely works as a defense at trial.

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 01:55 PM

10. Befehl ist Befehl. n/t

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 02:08 PM

11. "The president and the Capitol Police encouraged despicable behavior"

Some of the Capitol Police did. There are videos to prove it. t**** definitely did.

That much is true, but that is absolutely no excuse for your client. What is he, 5 years old?

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 02:13 PM

12. What happened to personal responsibility?

What happened to personal responsibility?

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #12)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 02:34 PM

13. Exactly

None of us are fans of Trump but this guy is an adult who should know better.

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #12)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 05:15 PM

18. "Personal responsibility"

applies only to poor people and POC.


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Response to not fooled (Reply #18)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 08:38 PM

22. and liberals

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 03:51 PM

14. Like On Laugh-In

Flip Wilson "The Devil Made Me Do It!"

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 04:01 PM

15. So quit your whining and sue him then!!

Taking on a deplorable for your client.

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 04:03 PM

16. "Trump encouraged 'despicable behavior'

aka, my client is a gullible moron.

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 04:08 PM

17. His attorney once prosecuted the types of people

he now is defending, not that there is anything wrong with that.

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 05:29 PM

20. So if you set fire to building and you get caught doing it..............

your not responsible for your actions................................. does this idiot realize that he could and should be charged with murder, he was at the scene of crime whereby a police officer was getting his head crushed by all things a fire extinguisher ................***k him and that GD horse he rides..............throw the book at him ................

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 05:36 PM

21. Sucks to have to represent somebody who's caught on video.

Unless they're a cop, of course.

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