The nine House impeachment managers spent Day One of their arguments in Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial building a devastating case against Trump, showing not just the violence of January 6 but the months of incitement leading up to it. Senate Republicans seem unmoved. Well, the arguments aren’t done yet.
This is the second and final day of the House managers’ case against Trump. It will be aired on major television news networks and streamed on their websites. Daily Kos will have continuing coverage.
Rep. Joe Neguse is in in the midst of walking the evidence a final time to show that Trump is in fact guilty of incitement.
The fact that Trump bought $50 million worth of ads AFTER the election has to be one of the strangest features of this whole thing. The insurrection was not only televised, it was advertised.
One last reminder from the people who took part.
Glad to see Rep. Neguse returning to this aback on Pence. Because it shows that Trump wasn’t just sitting back watching the screen on Jan. 6, he was still actively engaged in steering the insurrection toward specific targets.
Rep. Raskin is back up to close.
Rep. Raskin notes that the authors put the oath of office right into the Constitution, and that one paragraph of four devoted to the office of president describes how a president can be impeached.
Rep. Raskin concludes with a quote from Thomas Paine.
Sen. Chuck Schumer asks for for a period of ordinary Senate business on Friday morning. Then asks that the traditional reading of Washington’s farewell address be held on Monday.
And that’s it. The Senate is adjourned without Mike Lee finding something else to complain about.