Lofgren says Trump rhetoric around Bragg case ‘more overt and blatant’ than Jan. 6
Former President Trump's rhetoric regarding a potential indictment by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, according to Rep.
Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.), is "more overt and blatant" than his language prior to January 6."Well, I think it's a concern because the rhetoric he's using
similar to that which he used before January 6 in many ways. In fact, in some ways, it’s more overt and blatant than the events leading up to January 6,” Lofgren told CNN’s Jim Acosta on Sunday.
Lofgren, a member of the House select committee that met on January 6, pointed out that Trump used a picture of himself holding a baseball bat next to Bragg as an illustration of his aggressive rhetoric.
Trump also predicted “potential death & destruction” if he is indicted.This is worrying, according to Lofgren. “We know that certainly not all of his followers
Inclined to take up arms, but there’s enough of them who are willing to do battle in his behalf that someone could get killed. And people were killed, obviously, on January 6.”
A grand jury in Manhattan is looking into Trump's role in the hush money payment made to adult-film star Stormy Daniels to conceal an alleged affair.
Former president Trump's attorney Joe Tacopina stated on Sunday that Trump's post criticising Bragg was "ill-advised," but added that he is "not a Trump PR person."