WASHINGTON (HRNW) – Democrats rested their impeachment case against Donald Trump on Thursday, saying he incited insurrection after losing re-election and is so dangerous he should be barred from holding office again.
After two days of presentations, including hours of graphic video from the pro-Trump riot that swept the Capitol January 6, Democratic impeachment managers called on senators to vote for conviction.
“We humbly, humbly ask you to convict president Trump for the crime (of) which he is overwhelmingly guilty,” Representative Joe Neguse said.
“If you don t, if we pretend this didn t happen, or worse, if we let it go unanswered, who is to say it won t happen again?”
Trump s defense lawyers will deliver their case on Friday, arguing that Trump cannot be held personally responsible for the deadly assault on Congress.
They also argue that the trial itself is unconstitutional because Trump is now out of office, although the Senate rejected this argument earlier this week.