Trump Lawyer Reveals His Family, Home Attacked as Left Implodes Over Senate Acquittal
Attorney Michael Van Der Veen reveals price paid for defending Trump
Donald Trump's defense attorney Michael Van Der Veen revealed he had faced attacks on his family, home, and business following Trump’s acquittal on Saturday.
During an appearance on FNC’s “America’s News HQ, Van Der Veen revealed he paid the price for fighting for Trump but did not go into the full extent of attacks beyond threats to his family and property damage.
“My home was attacked,” he began.
“I’d rather not go into that."
"To answer your question, my entire family, my business, my law firm are under siege right now," Van Der Veen added.
"I don’t really want to go into that, though," he said.
"What I’d really like to do is talk about the merits of the case.”
The Senate's 57-43 vote fell short of the supermajority needed to impeach Trump.
Meanwhile, the Hollywood left imploded after the news of Trump's acquittal in his historic second impeachment trial.
The virtue-signaling blue tick brigade took to Twitter to express outrage.
TV star Padma Lakshm wrote:
"Imagine if your boss sent a mob of ppl to your workplace to kill you, who beat up 140 cops & 5 people died. And when you had the chance to hold him accountable, you were too scared. Repubs can't stand up for the American people because they can't even stand up for *themselves.*"
Imagine if your boss sent a mob of ppl to your workplace to kill you, who beat up 140 cops & 5 people died.— Padma Lakshmi (@PadmaLakshmi) February 13, 2021
And when you had the chance to hold him accountable you were too scared.
Repubs can't stand up for the American people because they can't even stand up for *themselves*
Curt Don Cheadle wrote:
"43 traitors walk into a bar ..."
43 traitors walk into a bar ...— Don" 't stop believing" Cheadle (@DonCheadle) February 13, 2021
John Leguizamo wrote:
"Morally bankrupt Republicans! Vote them out 2022!"
Morally bankrupt Republicans! Vote them out 2022! https://t.co/wHAUJl7WJB— John Leguizamo (@JohnLeguizamo) February 13, 2021
Alyssa Milano wrote:
"It is a sad day in America when only 7 republicans have the patriotism and integrity to convict a tyrant."
"Since the Senate won’t do its job and convict the traitor Donald Trump, the courts will have to."
It is a sad day in America when only 7 republicans have the patriotism and integrity to convict a tyrant.— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) February 13, 2021
Since the senate won’t do its job and convict the traitor Donald Trump, the courts will have to.
Joe Biden has issued a statement following Trump’s acquittal, arguing the “substance of the charge” was “not in dispute.”
“Today, 57 Senators – including a record 7 Republicans – voted to find former President Trump guilty for inciting that deadly insurrection on our very democracy.
"The Senate vote followed the bipartisan vote to impeach him by the House of Representatives."
"While the final vote did not lead to a conviction, the substance of the charge is not in dispute.
"Even those opposed to the conviction, like Senate Minority Leader McConnell, believe Donald Trump was guilty of a 'disgraceful dereliction of duty' and 'practically and morally responsible for provoking' the violence unleashed on the Capitol.”
“I’m thinking about all those who lost their lives, all those whose lives were threatened, and all those who are still today living with terror they lived through that day, and I’m thinking of those who demonstrated the courage to protect the integrity of our democracy — Democrats and Republicans, election officials and judges, elected representatives, and poll workers — before and after the election.”