Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas, spoke Feb. 11 as House impeachment managers continued to present evidence for why the Senate should convict former President Donald Trump of inciting an insurrection for his role in the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. Trump was impeached by the House in January, while he was still in office.
The attack on the U.S. Capitol “scarred our reputation and damaged our standing in the world,” Castro said. “For generations, the U.S. has been a north star in the world for freedom, democracy and human rights.” The impeachment trial serves as an opportunity for the U.S. to “send a message back to the world” about the sanctity of democracy and elections, he said.
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