Hirono: Trump’s defense was ‘incompetent’ and ‘pathetic’

Sen. Mazie Hirono said Wednesday that defense lawyers for former President Donald Trump were “incompetent and basically pretty pathetic” in their impeachment arguments on day one of the ongoing Senate trial.

Hirono (D-Hawaii) specifically criticized former President Donald Trump’s defense team, Bruce Castor Jr. and David Schoen, for admitting they changed strategies because the House managers’ presentation was so strong.

“Lawyers don’t do that unless you’re fantastically talented and good lawyer, and these two were not,” she said.