Rep. Madeleine Dean, D-Penn., spoke Feb. 10 as House impeachment managers made their case for why the Senate should convict former President Donald Trump on a charge of inciting insurrection for the attack on the U.S. Capitol. Trump was impeached by the House in January, while he was still in office.
Dean discussed the Jan. 2 call that Trump made to Georgia’s Republican secretary of state in which he pressured Brad Raffensperger to alter the state’s election results. Joe Biden won the state by 11,779 votes, which was reaffirmed by state election officials three times.
“Let’s be clear, this is the president of the United States telling a secretary of state that if he does not find votes, he will face criminal penalties,” Dean said of the call. She asked that senators “not become numb” to this behavior, and praised officials for “exercising great personal and political courage” in the face of Trump’s threats.
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