There is an amazing quantity of political chess being played in the Capitol today, as well as we are recently beginning to see just how these estimations and also gambits are playing out.
The Democrats have actually long believed that their Republican equivalents would install an attempt to have the entire Trump impeachment test threw out the home window, claiming that the Constitution does not sustain the concept of a President being convicted after leaving office. However, the left likewise knew that this defense was not mosting likely to stick, either.
So, rather than only dealing with the constitutionality of the test, the Democrats made use of visuals and terrible video to advise the country why they elected to impeach Trump to begin with.
“House prosecutors wrenched senators and the nation back to the deadly attack on Congress Tuesday as they opened Donald Trump’s historic second impeachment trial with graphic video of the attempted insurrection and Trump’s own calls for a rally crowd to march to the iconic building and “fight like hell” against his reelection defeat.
The detailed and emotional presentation by Democrats was followed by meandering and occasionally confrontational arguments from the Trump defense team, which insisted that his remarks were protected by the First Amendment and asserted that he cannot be convicted as a former president. Even Trump’s backers in the Senate winced, several saying his lawyers were not helpful to his case.
The senators sitting as jurors, many of whom fled for safety themselves the day of the attack, watched and listened, unable to avoid the jarring video of Trump supporters battling past police to storm the halls, Trump flags waving. While many minds are made up, the senators will face their own moment to decide whether to convict or acquit Trump of the sole charge “incitement of insurrection.”Source