House Dems: Trump is “singularly responsible” for inciting insurrection

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The House impeachment managers argue that former Pres. Trump is “singularly responsible” for inciting the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol as Trump’s legal team claims he’s protected by the First Amendment and a Senate conviction would be unconstitutional. Democratic Rep. Hakeem Jeffries was an impeachment manager during Trump’s first impeachment trial. He joins AC360 to react to the former President’s defense strategy. Plus, Senate Republicans are distancing themselves from GOP Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene as many are indicating enough is enough. House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy met with Greene after several of her debunked theories over the years came to light, ranging from her questioning whether the Parkland school shooting was a “false flag” to whether a plane really hit the Pentagon on September 11, 2001. Sen. John Thune, a member of the GOP leadership, said House Republicans have to decide if they want to focus on “limited government and fiscal responsibility, free markets, peace through strength and pro-life” or if they “want to be the party of conspiracy theories and QAnon.” George Conway is a conservative lawyer and co-founder of the Lincoln Project. He tells Anderson Cooper we’re watching the “moral collapse of the Republican party.”

Airdate: February 2, 2021

Guests:

Rep. Hakeem Jeffries

George Conway

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