The House Impeachment team is being accused of doctoring evidence amid recent revelations involving a presentation by Rep. Eric Swalwell at Donald Trump’s Senate trial.
The allegation stems from a tweet by Jennifer Lynn Lawrence which was used by Democrats to allege she was calling for an insurrection. In reality, Lawerence says the tweet was a reference to a prayer vigil and had nothing to do with the violence at the Capitol.
She also makes another, perhaps even more damning charge that appears to be completely backed up by the facts. Namely, that the House impeachment team doctored her tweet.
Here you go. No blue check. Somebody added it. pic.twitter.com/kCUToqaAmd
— Eddie Zipperer (@EddieZipperer) February 12, 2021
I think it’s fairly obvious why the blue-checkmark was added. As the excerpt above speculates, the only reason to do it was to make it seem as if Lawrence had more influence than she actually had. Combining that impression with her words was supposed to appear as if armed rebellion was being called for at prominent levels in response to Trump’s words. It’s a very cynical ploy.
Regardless, even if she were verified, nothing in that tweet hints at violence. Almost everyone who showed up in D.C. to protest on January 6th were there to do it peacefully. At no point is evidence offered that Lawrence got violent that day. That would seem to be pretty good proof that the Democrat insinuations here are baseless, as is just about everything they’ve shared so far at the trial. It’s all been high on emotion but very lacking in any real evidentiary connection between the riot and anything Trump did.
Using Lawerence’s tweet, in doctored fashion like this, to take her out of context seems rather slanderous to me. If I were her, I’d be calling up a lawyer and seeing what my options are.
But hey, perhaps there’s some explanation here that shows this was all innocent? If there is, Swalwell and the rest of his team aren’t sharing one, nor are they exposing themselves to any media outlet who might ask them about it.