Earlier this month, House Democrats and 10 House Republicans voted to impeach President Trump on the charge that he “incited” rallygoers to storm the Capitol on January 6th during a speech he gave urging House and Senate Republicans who planned on objecting to some of the electoral votes to stand firm.
Today, we learned through Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer that the House would be delivering the impeachment article to the Senate on Monday, which sets up the next phase in the Democrats’ latest round of impeachmentpalooza: the Senate trial.
But during the dramatic speech he gave on earlier today discussing the upcoming trial, Schumer alerted the American people to something none of us knew about the charges against Trump, something that will arguably make the decisions of some Senators a whole helluva lot, um, harder (bolded emphasis added):
Majority Leader Chuck Schumer got a rise out of lawmakers on the Senate floor Friday when he fumbled his words and said that they will have to decide if former President Donald Trump incited the “erection” against the US.
“Make no mistake, there will be a trial and when that trial ends, senators will have to decide if they believe Donald John Trump incited the erection against the United States,” Schumer said.
Noticing his boneheaded slip-up, he corrected himself and said “insurrection,” but that didn’t stop online wags from roasting him.
Oh my word. Such language on the hallowed floor of the U.S. Senate! Watch:
SCHUMER: "Senators will have to decide if Donald John Trump incited the erection." pic.twitter.com/zL4UDs9UbK
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) January 22, 2021
— Justin Hart (@justin_hart) January 22, 2021
I should note that this is not the first time the word “erection” has been used to describe what Trump allegedly incited two weeks ago:
— Wes Tripp (@westripp3) January 20, 2021
Were these “erection” messages Freudian slips from Schumer and Cooper? I think the obvious answer is yes, considering how – well, excited, certain folks on the left and Never Trump right would be if Trump was indeed convicted.
Unfortunately for Schumer, Cooper and the rest of their ilk, they shouldn’t get their … hopes up. Because as I noted earlier this week, the case that Trump “incited” rally attendees to spontaneously attack the Capitol building is unraveling by the second thanks to the information we’re learning about the timeline of events leading up to the riots from various intelligence sources, as reported by the Washington Post.
I don’t mean to throw cold water on these guys or anything — oh wait, who am I kidding? That is exactly what I’m trying to do. 😉