CNN’s Jake Tapper Shames Trump’s Lawyer over Orthodox Jewish Faith

David Schoen prayers (Joshua Roberts - Pool / Getty)
Joshua Roberts - Pool / Getty

CNN’s Jake Tapper mocked David Schoen, one of former President Donald Trump’s lawyers, for his Orthodox Jewish faith on Friday afternoon.

Tapper tweeted after Schoen left the Senate impeachment trial to make it home in time to observe the Jewish Sabbath, when work is forbidden.

Tapper, who is also Jewish, mocked Schoen, suggesting that he had violated the tenets of his faith by representing the president.

Schoen left after attacking the House impeachment managers’ case, in which they argued that the former president was guilty of “incitement” at the January 6 Capitol riot. The House managers had played selectively-edited clips of Trump’s speech, omitting the portion in which he told supporters to protest “peacefully and patriotically.”

In his presentation, Schoen noted that the House managers would face sanctions in a typical court for manipulating evidence. He also debunked the Charlottesville “very fine people” hoax, which House managers had used to claim Trump condoned violence

The final vote on impeachment will be held on Saturday.

Joel B. Pollak is Senior Editor-at-Large at Breitbart News and the host of Breitbart News Sunday on Sirius XM Patriot on Sunday evenings from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET (4 p.m. to 7 p.m. PT). He is the author of the recent e-book, Neither Free nor Fair: The 2020 U.S. Presidential Election. His recent book, RED NOVEMBER, tells the story of the 2020 Democratic presidential primary from a conservative perspective. He is a winner of the 2018 Robert Novak Journalism Alumni Fellowship. Follow him on Twitter at @joelpollak.

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