Retired U.S. Army General Wesley Clark appeared on CNN Friday where he said that Donald Trump must be held accountable for what happened at the U.S. Capitol last Wednesday.
Clark said that during his time in Vietnam, he studied insurgencies, and the storming of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 by supporters of Trump “had all the earmarks of an insurgency if you stand back and look at it.”
Clark also revealed that he spoke to people in the Republican Party who are “physically afraid” of speaking out against those who participated in and fanned the flames of the attack.
“They’re threatened — they’re threatened by other legislators and they’re threatened by their constituents who label them as traitors,” he said.
When asked by CNN’s Brianna Keilar if Trump should face criminal charges over his alleged role in inciting the incident, Clark replied, “Absolutely.”
“He’s given this broad-based insurgent movement a cause … and, he’s the charismatic leader.”
Take a look at his remarks in the video clip below: