Rep. Ted Lieu, D-Calif., 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.
Lieu refuted Trump’s legal team’s claim that the former president was denied due process in his swift second impeachment. “When you see a crime committed in plain view, prosecutors don’t have to spend months investigating before they bring charges,” Lieu said. “I note that in this case, in fact, hundreds of people have been arrested and charged by prosecutors for the violence on Jan. 6. There was no reason for the House to wait to impeach the man at the very top that incited the violence.”