House Democrats wrap Trump’s impeachment trial, urging for conviction


House Democrats rested their impeachment case against Trump on Day 3 of trial.

Democratic impeachment managers called on Senators to vote for conviction.

On Thursday, House Democrats rested their impeachment case against former US President Donald Trump with an appeal to the Senate to convict Trump of inciting the attack on the US Capitol on January 6 and bar him from holding office again.

Democratic Rep Joe Neguse said: “We humbly, humbly ask you to convict President Trump for the crime (of) which he is overwhelmingly guilty. Because if you don’t, if we pretend this didn’t happen or worse if we let it go unanswered, who’s to say it won’t happen again?” 

Democrats rested their case after two days of presentation that included Trump’s words and graphic video of Trump supporters mob forcing their way into the Capitol who were seeking to stop the certification of Joe Biden’s November election victory. Democratic impeachment managers called on Senators to vote for conviction.

The lead House impeachment manager Rep Jamie Raskin said: “If you think this is not impeachable, what is? What would be? If you don’t find this a high crime and misdemeanor today, you have set a new, terrible standard for presidential misconduct in the United States of America.”

Raskin also asked why Trump had not told his supporters to stop the attack as soon as he learned about it. Raskin asked: “As our constitutional commander in chief, why did he do nothing to send help?” “Exercise your common sense about what just took place in our country,” he said. 

Trump’s defense team will deliver their case on Friday, arguing that Trump cannot be held personally responsible for the US Capitol attack. As we have reported earlier, they have previously argued that the trial itself is unconstitutional because Trump is now out of office. However, the Senate rejected the argument. 

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