They also made a strong case to senators sitting as jurors that trying an ex-President

They also made a strong case to senators sitting as jurors that trying an ex-President

Amerikan, postbantennews.com

They also made a strong case to senators sitting as jurors that trying an ex-President impeached in office for effectively attempting a violent coup to stay in power was constitutional. Chilling video evidence on the first day of Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial, showing his frenzied supporters smashing their way into the US Capitol, revived a national trauma. From is cnni

Combined with a botched, illogical opening by his defense team, it also raised a perennial question: what exactly would it take for Republican senators to finally hold the ex-President to account?

The graphic footage, taken from multiple cellphone cameras and television feeds on January 6, showed the moment when a crowd goaded by Trump invaded Congress just at the moment when lawmakers were certifying President Joe Biden’s election victory.

The horrific scenes played by House Democratic impeachment managers, put viewers inside the raging mob. It brought them into ornate congressional chambers as rioters chanting Trump’s name and “Stop the Steal” hunted lawmakers and then-Vice President Mike Pence.

The Senate trial resumes at noon on Wednesday. House impeachment managers have already established a clear line of consequence between Trump’s rhetoric and the assault. They also made a strong case to senators sitting as jurors that trying an ex-President impeached in office for effectively attempting a violent coup to stay in power was constitutional.

“If that’s not an impeachable offense, there’s no such thing,” lead House impeachment manager Rep Jamie Raskin told a silent Senate. (Charles/henri/pn)

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