Key Trump quotes left out of impeachment trial, GOP says

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Republicans on Wednesday accused Democrats of playing dirty at the impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump — as one GOP senator said Trump’s acquittal on a charge of inciting last month’s deadly Capitol riot was “pretty well” guaranteed. During Day 2 of the unprecedented proceedings in the US Senate, several high-profile Republicans said Democratic impeachment managers from the House of Representatives had selectively quoted from Trump’s speech to his supporters before they stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6. “President Trump told protestors to ‘peacefully and patriotically make your voices heard,’” the Republican House Judiciary Committee tweeted. “You left that part out. Wonder why?” A similar sentiment came from former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows.