Six Republicans Break Ranks, Vote Impeachment Proceedings as Constitutional

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WASHINGTON DC, February 10, 2021 ~ House impeachment managers Tuesday laid out their case for why they believe former President Trump can and should be impeached for his part in last month’s insurrection at the U.S. Capitol

In his opening statement, House Impeachment Manager Jamie Raskin presented a video montage that laid out the January 6 actions of the President and the violence that ensued.   

This cannot be our future.  This cannot be the future of America.  We cannot have presidents inciting and mobilizing mob violence against our government and our institutions because they refuse to accept the will of the people,” said Raskin.

By comparison, defenders for Trump failed to find their footing, offering a rambling and at times off-message argument as to why an impeachment trial for a former president is unconstitutional. 

The day’s presentations led Republican Senator Bill Cassidy of Louisiana to be the sixth Republicans to break ranks.  “President Trump’s team were disorganized.”  Said Cassidy.  “They did everything they could but to talk about the question at hand, and when they talked about it, they kind of glided over … almost as if they were embarrassed of their arguments.

Trial proceeding resume Wednesday at 1 p.m.

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WASHINGTON DC, February 9, 2021 ~ House Impeachment Manager Jamie Raskin presented this montage of the January 6 insurrection during opening statements of President Trump‘s second U.S. Senate Impeachment Trial.  Warning:  Video contains graphic language and violence.