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Cuomo Decries GOP as Not Neutral Jurors, I ‘Need to Traumatize’ Them

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As anybody who has handed a highschool civics class is aware of, the impeachment course of isn’t a authorized continuing however a political one. Fortunately, CNN host Chris “Fredo” Cuomo knew no less than that a lot. However he spent quite a lot of Wednesday’s Prime Time decrying Senate Republicans for not being neutral jurors in President Trump’s second impeachment trial. But, he by no means admitted that Democrats weren’t neutral both, and even boasted about one in all his company already calling for Trump’s conviction.

On high of that, Cuomo admitted to eager to “traumatize” the Republican aspect of the Senate.

“We all know it is a political trial. Okay. We all know that. We all know the jurors will not be neutral. We all know that. Mitch McConnell stated it,” he stated to former U.S. Legal professional Preet Bharara, as if he broke some type of main case.

However Bharara went on to clarify that each member of the Senate, Democrats embody, wouldn’t be allowed to jurors in “an actual trial” as a result of they’re biased in opposition to Trump (Click on “develop”):

Effectively, I believe it did very a lot so, and this subject that we’ve got been speaking about, it is type of fascinating. That makes it a peculiar type of trial and creates a battle of curiosity of kinds as a result of quite a lot of these, in actual fact, arguably, all the senators who have been additionally jurors have been victims or potential victims of the mob violence. You’ll by no means have that in an actual trial.

And you’ll anticipate that — the rationale you would not have it in a standard trial is that may prejudice these jurors in opposition to the defendant.

After speaking with Bharara, Cuomo turned to fellow CNN host Michael Smerconish to get the feedback he was on the lookout for.

Citing a Washington Submit article arguing that roughly half of the GOP senators have been “in sync” with the previous President, Smerconish instructed “it raises additional questions of bias on their half. How can they be truthful and sitting in judgment of Trump, when basically they have been doing quite a lot of the identical?”

 

 

“Precisely,” Cuomo agreed. “You’ve witnesses, victims, and accomplices because the jury.”

However in teasing an upcoming interview with Senator Stolen Valor, aka Democrat Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Cuomo threw out his disgust for biased jurors and praised the Senator for already declaring his vote. “Then, we’ve got a Senate juror who’s already calling for Trump’s conviction,” he touted.

And after an interview with Congresswoman Susan Wild (D-PA), Cuomo’s first query to Blumenthal was about how the GOP senators have been not a part of his household:

So that you’re in there, and you recognize, as you look across the room, that a few of your brothers and some of your sisters on the precise are actually not household to you anymore. They are not paying consideration, Senator. They do not give a rattling. They’ve made up their thoughts of what to do right here, and it is all about expediency, despite the fact that they know you bought fortunate, all of you strolling on the market that day.

As for his interview with Wild, he instructed her she ought to deal with her psychological well being given the trauma she skilled through the riot. However he admitted to eager to scar Republicans. “However I do wish to traumatize the people who find themselves sitting as jurors as a result of there’s an excessive amount of of a rush right here to dismiss this, to maneuver previous it, as a result of they’ve totally different political inclinations and worries,” he sneered.

Seeking to smear Republicans additional, Cuomo introduced on perpetually apocalyptic CNN journalist Carl Bernstein to rant concerning the “ethical dimension to this” and name them “evil” (click on “develop”):

this. I’ve lined the courts. You are a lawyer. And in instances of violence, that juries think about of their minds the presence of evil. And that is actually a part of what the Republican Social gathering right here appears to refuse to contemplate. That evil has come to be the agenda of a president, and so they have gone together with it. So, there is a ethical dimension that we actually should be contemplating on this in addition to the authorized and the trial.

This was simply a continuation of Cuomo’s ghoulish attacks on Republicans since the 2020 election. That is CNN.

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The transcript is beneath, click on “develop” to learn:

CNN’s Cuomo Prime Time
February 10, 2021
9:12:18 p.m. Jap

(…)

CHRIS CUOMO: Now Preet, we all know it is a political trial. Okay. We all know that. We all know the jurors will not be neutral. We all know that. Mitch McConnell stated it. However do you suppose at present could have made a distinction when it type of – when it actually dawned on me and perhaps on them, he actually left you guys to die in there, that he knew they have been searching you, and he didn’t cease it. Did that come by way of?

PREET BHARARA: Effectively, I believe it did very a lot so, and this subject that we’ve got been speaking about, it is type of fascinating. That makes it a peculiar type of trial and creates a battle of curiosity of kinds as a result of quite a lot of these, in actual fact, arguably, all the senators who have been additionally jurors have been victims or potential victims of the mob violence. You’ll by no means have that in an actual trial.

And you’ll anticipate that — the rationale you would not have it in a standard trial is that may prejudice these jurors in opposition to the defendant.

(…)

9:14:23 p.m. Jap

MICHAEL SMERCONISH: Philip Bump has nice reporting in The Washington Submit tonight about how about one half of these Senate Republicans themselves have been saying and doing issues utterly in sync with what the President is being held accountable for. So, it raises additional questions of bias on their half. How can they be truthful and sitting in judgment of Trump, when basically they have been doing quite a lot of the identical?

CUOMO: Precisely. You’ve witnesses, victims, and accomplices because the jury.

(…)

9:15:58 p.m. Jap

CUOMO: Then, we’ve got a Senate juror who’s already calling for Trump’s conviction. What does he consider the case, and what does he consider what it means if there’s an acquittal? Subsequent.

(…)

9:25:20 p.m. Jap

CUOMO: And you recognize, you gotta deal with your self such as you fell down a flight of stairs, Consultant [Susan Wild (D-PA)]. what I imply? You’ve to be sort to your self, and should you begin to really feel issues, you bought to get assist, similar to you’ll for anything. , accidents on the within are the identical as accidents on the skin.

And I do not wish to traumatize or re-traumatize, however I do wish to traumatize the people who find themselves sitting as jurors as a result of there’s an excessive amount of of a rush right here to dismiss this, to maneuver previous it, as a result of they’ve totally different political inclinations and worries.

(…)

9:28:23 p.m. Jap

CUOMO: Democratic Senator Richard Blumenthal. So that you’re in there, and you recognize, as you look across the room, that a few of your brothers and some of your sisters on the precise are actually not household to you anymore. They are not paying consideration, Senator. They do not give a rattling. They’ve made up their thoughts of what to do right here, and it is all about expediency, despite the fact that they know you bought fortunate, all of you strolling on the market that day.

(…)

9:55:32 p.m. Jap

CARL BERNSTEIN: Sure, it is an open and shut case when it comes to the incitement. However there is a ethical dimension to this.

this. I’ve lined the courts. You are a lawyer. And in instances of violence, that juries think about of their minds the presence of evil. And that is actually a part of what the Republican Social gathering right here appears to refuse to contemplate. That evil has come to be the agenda of a president, and so they have gone together with it. So, there is a ethical dimension that we actually should be contemplating on this in addition to the authorized and the trial.

(…)