A video of frenzied supporters who are smashing their way into the US Capitol, is the first evidence displayed, as Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial commences.
This development has brought to the fore, the question: what exactly would it take for Republican senators to finally hold the ex-President to account? Added to this was a botched illogical opening by his defense team.
For more evidences to be seen there were footages, from different sources: the cellphone cameras and television feeds on January 6.
The images in the devices showed the moment when a crowd invaded Congress, just at the moment when lawmakers were certifying President Joe Biden’s election victory.
Interestingly, there were also viewers inside the raging mob, after the horrific scenes played by House Democratic impeachment managers.
It brought them into ornate congressional chambers as rioters chanting Trump’s name and “Stop the Steal” hunted lawmakers and then-Vice President Mike Pence.
House impeachment managers have already established a clear line of consequence between Trump’s rhetoric and the assault as the Senate trial resumes at noon on Wednesday.
On the case, they also made a strong case to senators sitting as jurors that trying an ex-President impeached in office for effectively attempting a violent coup to stay in power was constitutional.
In reaction to the trial, lead House impeachment manager Rep Jamie Raskin while speaking to a silent Senate said, “If that’s not an impeachable offense, there’s no such thing,”
It was a statement that Trump’s legal team, who insulted the dead and injured from the riot by calling the mashup an example of “blood sport” whipped up by a “movie company,” never answered. That’s perhaps because there is no good response.