The Senate vote has begun.
The Senate held Donald J. on Saturday. Trump acquitted on charges of “inciting rebellion”. Close argument Finished and voting is going on.
Former President Donald J. Days after Trump’s actions were called for, House Democrats summoned his case accusing him of incompetence – citing the unwillingness to stop suffering and clawing at the heart of American democracy in his name. Was.
Representative Joe Neguse, a Democrat from Colorado, one of the managers of the House’s impeachment, said, “Think for a moment, that day, one of life lost more than 140 injured.”
“Ask yourself if, as soon as it started, President Trump had just gone on TV, just logged in on Twitter, and said stop the attack. How many people would we have saved? ” she added.
The Democrats’ tone, soft-spoken and passionate, inspired by, and perhaps provoked by, Mr. Trump’s defense team, represented a striking contrast with the angry, high-volume final statements provoked as the former president.
“Senators don’t let House Democrats carry this frenzy forward,” Michael T. Van der Veen, a personal injury lawyer who has emerged as the most combative member of Mr. Trump’s legal team. “You do not have to enjoy lust, dishonesty and hypocrisy of impeachment. It is time to end this unconstitutional political theater. “
Earlier in the day, it appeared that the test could not reach the end quickly. Morning, senate Subpoena Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, a Democrat, voted to allow witnesses in the trial after making a surprise bid for the Republican of Washington. He cited a statement Friday night that the minority leader, Representative Kevin McCarthy, had told him about his phone call with Mr. Trump during the Capitol attack, in which Mr. Trump said he was more upset about the rioters The election was in comparison to Mr. McCarthy.
Lawmakers on both sides were blinded by a witness request that came just after Mitch McConnell, Kentucky’s top Senate Republican, privately told his colleagues that he was ready to acquit Mr. Trump , Confirming that the likelihood of being found guilty was very high.
Five Republicans – Senator Susan Collins of Maine, Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Mitt Romney of Utah and Ben Sasse of Nebraska – joined the Democrats in a 55 to 45 vote to support the call for more witnesses and evidence Happened. (Mr. Graham, who has warned that Republicans would call many Democrats on whom witnesses should vote, initially voted against the request.)
But summoning witnesses would lead to impeachment and members of both parties are eager to bring one closer, and the House impeachment managers and Mr. Trump’s defense team eventually agreed to allow Ms. Herrere Beitler’s statement into evidence Expressed.
in A statement friday night, Ms. Herrera Beutler said that Mr. McCarthy on January 6, Mr. Trump was told about his frantic call when the Capitol was being surrounded. He said that Mr. McCarthy said that he had publicly and forcefully asked Mr. Trump to riot.
Mr. Trump responded that Antifa, not his supporters, was responsible. The former president was cursed when Mr. McCarthy said it was not true.
He said, “Kevin, I think these people are more upset with the election.”
Ms. Herrera Beatler’s statement ended with a plea to those who were in the White House that day, or former Vice President Mike Pence to come forward and share eyewitness accounts and details about what they saw .