House Democrats laid out their impeachment trial plan, maintaining that Trump ‘endangered the lives of all members of Congress’ when he aimed a mob of supporters ‘like a loaded cannon’ at the U.S. Capitol.’
In the brief, Democrats argue persuasively that Trump’s attempts to overturn the results of the presidential election directly led to the Capitol
‘His conduct endangered the life of every single Member of Congress, jeopardized the peaceful transition of power and line of succession, and compromised our national security,’ the Democratic managers of the impeachment case wrote. ‘This is precisely the sort of constitutional offense that warrants disqualification from federal office.’
Key to their case is proving that Trump’s actions — which they describe as ‘a betrayal of historic proportions’ is grounds for impeachment. (Reads like treason to us.)
House Democrats said Tuesday in making their most detailed case yet for why the former president should be convicted and permanently barred from office.
‘President Trump committed this high crime and misdemeanor amid his final days in office,’ reads the legal, arguing why Trump still needs to be impeached even though he’s no longer in office.
The impeachment trial kicks off on February 9.