Dems Rest, Trump's Up Next

Representative Jamie Raskin (D-MD) makes edits to his legal arguments before the second day of the Senate Impeachment Trial to convict Donald Trump at the US Capitol on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021. (Photo by Demetrius Freeman/via Getty Images)

The Democratic House Managers have rested their case against former President Donald J. Trump for inciting an insurrection at the US Capitol on Jan. 6th. Yesterday, Impeachment Managers chose to focus primarily on Trump’s own words and actions leading up to the event to prove his culpability. Democrats also showed many clips of the insurrectionists — as they were raiding the offices and hallways of the building — shouting that Trump had sent them, or they were there to fight for Trump.

Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO) told the Senate Jurors: "They truly believed that the whole intrusion was at the president's orders, and we know that because they said so…This was not a hidden crime. The president told them to be there and so they actually believed they would face no punishment." Congressman Joe Neguse (D-CO) told the chamber: "We humbly, humbly ask you to convict President Trump for the crime for which he is overwhelmingly guilty of — because if you don't — if we pretend this didn't happen, or worse, if we let it go unanswered, who's to say it won't happen again?"

Lead House Manager Rep. Jaime Raskin (D-MD) closed the case for Democrats by saying "If you think this is not impeachable, what is? What would be?" Raskin continued, "If you don't find this a high crime and misdemeanor today, you have set a new, terrible standard for presidential misconduct in the United States of America." He also read a moving passage from Thomas Paine (you can watch the video embedded in the tweet above), that Paine wrote during his observation of the American Revolution.

At this point, I would love to know what portions of the trial and what speakers have stood out most for you. Please take a minute to comment below and tell me the person or moment or sentiment that was most impactful for you. Was someone able to change your mind with their presentation? Did someone give you new evidence that you found surprising? Was someone able to move you through sentiment or do an exceptional job at relaying the emotion of the Jan. 6th attack? Who stood out to you and why?

Let me know in the comments and if we have enough of them, I will pull video clips of those moments and post them with your name or handle attached in a future SHERO post. Give me enough detail to know who was speaking and generally what they spoke about and you could become featured in SHERO!