“You need to fight like hell, and if you don’t fight like hell, you’re not going to have a country anymore,” Trump says in the clips, which were interspersed with video of his supporters storming the Capitol, searching for lawmakers, and saying they need more weapons…
The Democratic House managers’ presentation of the case against Donald Trump was devastating. His attorneys were rendered impotent in response — yet they tried as hard as they could to create an alternate universe.
Trump’s Second Impeachment Trial Begins With Damning Video of Insurrection
With many Republicans signaling they won’t vote to convict Trump no matter the evidence, Trump’s acquittal is all but a foregone conclusion, and the trial is expected to be an unusually swift one. But as my colleague Pema Levy explains, what happens over the next week or so will still be incredibly consequential and perhaps even more damaging for Republicans than Trump’s first impeachment.
‘I cried watching that’: Internet erupts in horror after Democrats show ‘haunting’ insurrection day video
Americans across the nation expressed horror and outrage over the events of January 6 – an attempted coup and insurrection – after the Democrats’ Lead Impeachment Manager, Congressman Jaime Raskin, kicked off the second impeachment trial of Donald Trump with a nearly 10-minute video detailing that day’s “painful” and “horrifying” events.
After nearly four hours of debate in the same chamber that was invaded by pro-Trump rioters on 6 January, the senators, now seated as jurors and sworn to deliver “impartial justice”, voted 56 to 44 on the question of whether there was a constitutional basis for putting an impeached former president on trial. Six Republicans joined all Democrats in an early victory for the prosecution that undermined one of the central pillars of Trump’s defense.
As Democrats’ lead impeachment manager and a former constitutional law professor, Raskin previewed the House’s arguments for the constitutionality of the trial Tuesday, and other managers did the same for the former president’s conviction on a single charge of incitement of insurrection. But those arguments were bookended with evocative appeals. Raskin startedTuesday’s debate period with a video displaying the events of January 6 through the point of view of Trump, the rioters, and members of Congress. He closed their opening remarks by sharing his experience of the insurrection, describing the chaos and fear running through the House.