The House impeachment managers kicked off the first day of the second impeachment trial of Donald Trump with a scorching video of the Capitol attack, reminding Senators of the stakes in the trial – and the danger they faced – at the beginning of a dispute over the constitutionality of indicting someone after resigning from office. Day two begins the real arguments for condemning Trump, and it is expected to have more video evidence of what instigated Trump and how he instigated it.
The arguments will be made by the nine impeachment managers of the House, led by Rep. Jamie Raskin. You have 16 hours to clear the case over two days before Trump’s alternate incompetent and scary defense has the same amount of time. You can watch on most TV news channels or their websites and Daily Kos will report live.
Wednesday, February 10, 2021 11:34:41 PM +00: 00 Mark Sumner
And we’re back, and Rep. David Cicilline is going through Trump’s actions on January 6th.
Wednesday, February 10, 2021 11:43:10 PM +00: 00 Mark Sumner
It will be interesting to see if McCarthy will comment on this conversation.
Conversation between Kevin McCarthy and the White House.
Wednesday, February 10, 2021 11:47:49 PM +00: 00 Mark Sumner
Rep. Cicilline spends a lot of time calling in Tuberville. Because it’s seriously annoying.
Wednesday, February 10, 2021 11:52:52 PM +00: 00 Mark Sumner
Rep. Plaskett’s earlier presentation was perhaps the most shocking when it came to January 6th events, but Cicillines was almost as painful just by pointing out Trump’s inaction.
Rep. Joaquin Castro is now taking up the story.
Wednesday, February 10, 2021 11:58:03 PM +00: 00 Mark Sumner
Rep. Castro, pointing out the timing of Trump’s tweet about Pence while the crowd sings “Hang Mike Pence” and then sees the crowd responding to the tweet in real time, must be one of the most impactful moments of the presentation.
Thursday, February 11, 2021 12:04:49 PM +00: 00 Joan McCarter
The focus on pence was so important. These Republican Senators must acknowledge that Trump sent the mob after him and intended to kill him. You will be able to have to betray pence to stay with Trump.
Thursday, February 11, 2021 12:16:32 AM +00: 00 Joan McCarter
Rep. Castro’s use of several Republicans pleading with Trump to break him off during the insurrection makes that connection damn clear. Every single person – Republicans – who made these calls knew that Trump was inciting this and was the only one who could stop it.
Thursday, February 11, 2021 12:17:10 AM +00:00 AM Mark Sumner
Underlining Trump’s refusal to call the National Guard is another important point.
List of people who served in the National Guard on January 6th
Thursday, February 11, 2021 12:20:37 AM +00: 00 Mark Sumner
MP Castro: Senators, Donald Trump left everyone in this Capitol for dead.
Thursday, February 11, 2021 12:32:16 AM +00: 00 Mark Sumner
Rep. Castro ends the day.
Senator Mike Lee stands up and says the statements attributed to him were inaccurate. When you consider that the only statement Lee was credited with was simply that he wasn’t Tuberville, it’s hard to see what the hell he minded.