Sen. Mark Warner, appearing on CNN this morning, was asked about Trump “raising the possibility of death and destruction if he ends up facing charges in the Manhattan hush money case.” His responde:
“We all recall the horrors that took place on January 6th, spurred on by then-President Trump. I think the fact that he’s calling for protests AGAIN; I’ve been briefed by the FBI, they say they’re fully prepared. But this kind of outrageous behavior, this man obviously has very little moral compass, and if he spurs on additional violence, it would be one further stain on his already checkered reputation…I got briefed before the supposed Tuesday indictment. That didn’t come to pass. We’ve had an update. They’ve seen no specific strains, but the level of rhetoric on some of these right-wing sites has increased…I would hope that some of your Republican guests on your show this morning would also say you’ve got a right to have a First Amendment protest, but that right should not pass into violence. And the horrific activities that took place on Januaty 6th, god willing we will not see them repeated this week should any one of these cases move forward on Trump.”
UPDATE 12 pm – Also see video, below, of Sen. Mark Warner on Face the Nation this morning.
“It would be one further stain on his already checkered reputation.”
Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) tells @jaketapper that he has been briefed by the FBI on former President Donald Trump’s recent rhetoric surrounding his potential indictment. @CNNSotu #CNNSOTU pic.twitter.com/eWc4fswMIM
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