The House of Democrats has declared former president Trump a threat and danger to democracy who had the capacity to sow violence if he was not convicted and barred from reaching office again.
On the last day of these arguments, it was argued that direct orders for the attack had come from Mr. Trump and he had complete knowledge of the violence that had been insinuated at Capitol Hill. Trump’s lawyers are now expected to come forward with their arguments.
As per a representative Diana DeGette of Colorado, video footage was shown where one rioter blatantly shouted that they had been invited by the President of the United States.
Another representative Jamie Raskin reiterated the historical inclination of Trump to encourage violence amongst supporters.
In a live chat of Times reporters, Carl Hulse, Chief Washington correspondent stated, “I think it would take a real sea change or some huge development, such as Senator McConnell announcing he is voting to convict, to swing enough votes. This trial has to be seen through a political lens.”
“With conviction in a polarized Senate seemingly out of reach, the House managers, as the prosecutors are known, are aiming their arguments at two other audiences beyond the chamber: the American people whose decision to deny Mr. Trump a second term was put at risk and the historians who will one day render their own judgments about the former president and his time in power.”Similarly, Peter Baker, the chief correspondent for the White House Peter Baker commented.