Jake Tapper: Nothing ‘would be different’ in Senate if Pence had been killed in riot

Jake Tapper: Nothing ‘would be different’ in Senate if Pence had been killed in riot
Jake Tapper (Image: YouTube screen grab)

[Ed. – He’s asking for a friend.]

CNN host Jake Tapper said on Tuesday that he believes the current state of the Senate, amid the ongoing impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump, would be the same even if former Vice President Mike Pence was killed in the Jan. 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol.

Tapper was hosting CNN’s special coverage of Trump’s second impeachment trial, alongside Dana Bash and Abby Phillip, when he made the comment.

Bash began the topic by giving her analysis on the House impeachment managers’ presentation to the Senate and how it was intended to remind the senators of their experiences during the attack. She pointed out that even though they are jurors, “they are also witnesses and they are also victims.” She then said, “Hard to imagine even the Republicans, who are looking for a political out with the constitutionality question, can — they have to think twice listening to that.”

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