I have always hated it when people used the defense of the devil made them do it. You see it every so often when someone does something horrible.

They will blame music, video games, their parents or in this case…Donald Trump.

There are a lot of people out there that are directly blaming Donald Trump for what happened at the Capitol and you have to wonder where people get the idea that folks are on one hand supposed to be accountable to their own actions and at the same time reliant on every word that one man says.

In an interview with MSNBC’s Joy Reid Wednesday, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) suggested that now-former President Donald Trump could be held as an “accessory” to murder for “instigating” an “insurrection” at the United States Capitol.

Pelosi, who presided over a vote to impeach Trump a second time but has yet to send the article of impeachment to the Senate for a trial, told Reid that she believed Trump directly encouraged rioters to attack the United States Capitol building and that Trump bears responsibility for the five deaths that happened as a result.

“[The] president’s words are important, they weigh a ton. And if you’re Donald Trump talking to these people, they believe it and they used his words to come here,” Pelosi said.

“When we talk about ‘did any of our colleagues collaborate?’” she added. “Well, that remains to be seen. We have to get the evidence of that. And if they did, they would be accessory to the crime. And the crime, in some cases, was murder.”

Although Pelosi initially appeared to be referring to lawmakers whom some Democrats allege led tours for individuals associated with the January 6th rally — and perhaps to members of Congress who questioned certain states’ Electoral College results — she later clarified, saying she meant the former president directly.

“And this president is an accessory to that crime because he instigated that insurrection that caused those deaths and this destruction,” she said.

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