Lead impeachment manager Representative Jamie Raskin (D - Maryland) addresses the U.S. Senate during Donald J. Trump's second impeachment trial, February 10, 2021. Source: Wikimedia Commons.

NEW YORK — “We fight like hell,” Donald J. Trump told the Save America Rally on Washington’s Ellipse before the January 6 U.S. Capitol riot. “And if you don’t fight like hell, you’re not going to have a country anymore.”

According to Democrat impeachment managers trying the former president, the phrase “fight like hell” is the smoking gun that should propel the Senate to convict Trump of “incitement of insurrection.”

House Democrats invoked that expression 23 times during Wednesday’s arguments, as The Congressional Record indicates. Lead impeachment manager Jamie Raskin of Maryland used “fight like hell” twice in his opening statement against the man he named “the Inciter-in-Chief.” California’s Eric Swalwell said that Trump issued “a call to arms…march to the Capitol and ‘fight like hell.’’’

 If these were rare words uttered by Trump and Trump alone, Democrats might have a collective leg on which to stand.

Uh-oh! They just fell over sideways.

As these recent examples confirm, “fight like hell” is standard political rhetoric that Democrats use more promiscuously than sailors on shore leave.

Impeachment manager Swalwell told CNN’s Don Lemon on March 18, 2019, “I’ll fight like hell to make sure we see this report” by Robert Mueller on Russiagate.

Representative Gil Cisneros of California said last February 26 that Orange County Democrats would have to “recruit and fight like hell” to compete against Republicans.

Promoting vote-by-mail legislation, Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon told TechCrunch, “We are gonna fight like hell to get our bill in the next COVID-19 package.”

Senator Chuck Schumer of New York told Hispanic leaders on a May 2 conference call that “Democrats are going to fight like hell” for COVID-19-related government assistance.

 “I — and I know many other senators and members of the House — will fight like hell to make sure we act and act as soon as possible” to secure COVID-19 relief, Senator Bernie Sanders (Socialist – Vermont) told MSNBC’s Chris Hayes on May 8.

 “We will file lawsuits, pass legislation in the House & fight like hell,” against alleged GOP voter suppression, impeachment manager Ted Lieu of California declared via Twitter on June 9.

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President Joe Biden, then former vice president, said on June 25 that “families all across this nation deserve…a president who would go into the White House and will fight like hell to make sure they get the healthcare they need.” 

Millions of Americans are counting on us to stand up, right now, and fight like hell to protect the Supreme Court,” Vice-President Kamala Harris, then-senator from California, said September 19, after the death of the late Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Senator Richard Blumenthal (D – Connecticut) said that day, “as a matter of principle, I’m going to fight like hell” against any conservative whom President Trump nominated to fill Ginsburg’s Supreme Court seat.

 “Our democracy is at stake in 45 days,” impeachment manager David Cicilline of Rhode Island stated on September 19 via Twitter. “Let’s fight like hell to save it.

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 Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio said on September 23 that he and other Democrats would “fight like hell” against a Brett Kavanaugh-like replacement for Ginsburg.

 Also chiding Republican plans after Ginsburg that day, none other than lead impeachment manager Jamie Raskin said via Twitter: “We must fight like hell to stop this assault on health care and the Constitution.”

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 “We are going to fight like hell,” to keep Amy Coney Barrett off the Supreme Court, Senator Blumenthal told journalists on October 13.

 “I want to make sure we’re going to fight like hell by investing in America first,” President-elect Joe Biden said on December 1.

 Announcing Denis McDonough’s nomination as V.A. secretary, Biden said on December 11: “I have given Denis a clear mission: fight like hell — fight like hell — for veterans and their families.”

 President Trump should propose this “out of court” settlement: If Democrats drop their incitement charge, he will promise never again to steal their cliché.

Deroy Murdock is a Manhattan-based Fox News Contributor, a contributing editor with National Review Online, and a senior fellow with the London Center for Policy Research. Bucknell University’s Michael Malarkey contributed research to this opinion piece.

Deroy Murdock is a Manhattan-based Fox News Contributor, a contributing editor with National Review Online, and a senior fellow with the London Center for Policy Research.

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2 months ago

Just more grandstanding but a bunch of butthurt democ-rats

2 months ago

It’s all bazar a waste of time money just a waste

Richard Colony
2 months ago

I believe today that President Trump on Jan. 6th he said, “…… we need to fight like hell and if we don’t we need to primary them,” He was referring to RINO’s. At least the lawyers defending Trump made that point today.

2 months ago

The usual hypocrisy of democrats. Do what I tell you to do but I don’t have to follow what I insist you do.

2 months ago

It wouldn’t make a difference if during this hearing/trial you played a video of every member of the senate making that exact same statement they will still use it as a noose to hang Trump and the media will gladly do everything possible to help..

2 months ago

Anyone remember why and how Carter became President.
It was a revolt against President Ford for having pardoned President Nixon.

Similarly Biden became President, in spite of ADA compliance characteristics, some people voted against President Trump ignoring his multitude of achievements and successes for the common man.

Guess people got tired of winning. Just wait and see how we will nosedive in terms of quality of life with THE SNIFFER incharge.

Frances Weingarten
2 months ago

It seems to me that it’s not the Reps who are attempting to destroy the Dems! To the contrary, it’s the hate-filled Dems who’s goal in life is to destroy the Reps! Their latest attempt at impeachment is as foolish as everything else these rather useless Dems keep trying! To no avail, however, as they’re no match for the intelligent, caring Reps who have only the needs of their people in mind!

2 months ago

Then those “caring” Reps should stop sucking after nancy pee, and start voting for the public they are supposed to represent.

2 months ago

That’s a lot of “fight like hells” but when the Democrats say it it’s perfectly acceptable?? Why has Swalwell not been thrown out on his ear while Republican Reps have lost their assignments? That is how we know that this impeachment is a Pretend one!!

2 months ago

The new communist death party, have gone off the deep end, these embarrassment of idiots. prove how stupid they look. They have DJT living in their head, and TDS can be fatal if not treated right. Believe me these people are not right, they are full fledged commies,marxists,socialists, enemies of the people, this stolen election with the puppet,hidenbiden can’t stand. We can’t allow this election to be legitamit, when we know they stole it.

2 months ago

This is all a deflection away from the fraudulent election results, If the Dems knew they had won the states in question, Why did they not just agree to a forensic audit of the Dominion machines? These same makes that some states refused to used because of them being suspect to falsifying data. It would have cost a whole lot less in time and money at Taxpayer expense, Also due to the FACT of the remark by Joe Biden about having the best cheating operation in place ever for this election. The witnesses that came forward with evidence of irregularities at the polling /counting stations, the truck driver with the van full of votes shipped from out of state, why was this not investigated? The people and the Media should all be asking the AG, ³courts to look into this election process/results.

2 months ago

I’m not sure how this happened but something happened to this generation and their politicians. They care nothing about this country, and instead of dealing with real issues, they keep inventing new ones. So many things are being ignored for the sake of wining control, but they forget that the control belongs to us. If they don’t get their heads out of their butts soon, we’re in for a very tough time.

2 months ago

The Dems don’t like their slogan use except them.