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Trump 'did nothing' as Pence evacuated -Dems

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Rep. Castro also said that Trump sent a disparaging tweet about Pence at that time when news networks were already flooded with reports of the attack.

Castro added that it was "not in dispute" that Trump did not take any measures to send help to the overwhelmed Capitol police at the time of the siege.

Video Transcript

- When President Trump sent the disparaging tweet at 2:24 PM regarding Vice President Pence, was he aware that the vice president had been removed from the Senate by the Secret Service for his safety?

- Well, let me tell you what he said at 2:24 PM. He said, Mike Pence didn't have the courage to do what should have been done to protect our country and our Constitution. USA demands the truth. And you know by now what was all over the media. You couldn't turn on the television, couldn't turn on the radio, couldn't consume any media or probably take any phone calls or anything else without hearing about this and also hearing about the vice president.

And here's what Donald Trump had to know, at that time because the whole world knew it, all of us knew it. Live television had, by this point, shown that the insurgents were already inside the building and that they had weapons and that the police were outnumbered. And here are the facts that are not in dispute. Donald Trump had not taken any measures to send help to the overwhelmed Capitol Police. As president at that point when you see all this going on and the people around you are imploring you to do something and your vice president is there, why wouldn't you do it?

Donald Trump had not publicly condemned the attack, the attackers, or told them to stand down, despite multiple pleas to do so. And Donald Trump hadn't even acknowledged the attack.

And after Wednesday's trial portion concluded, Senator Tuberville spoke to reporters and confirmed the call that he had with the president and did not dispute Manager Cicilline's description in any way that there was a call between he and the president around the time that Mike Pence was being ushered out of the chamber. And that was shortly after 2:00 PM. And Senator Tuberville specifically said that he told the president, Mr. President, they just took the vice president out. I've got to go.

And that was shortly after 2:00 PM. There were still hours of chaos and carnage and mayhem. The vice president and his family were still in danger at that point. Our commander in chief did nothing.