Rep. Joe Neguse, D-Colo., spoke Feb. 10 as House Democrats 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.
Neguse argued Wednesday that the former president “failed” members of Congress by failing to “intervene to stop the violence” committed by a mob of his supporters on Jan. 6.
“[Trump] alone had that power. Not just because of his unique role as commander in chief, but because [rioters] believed that they were following his orders. They said so,” Neguse argued. He then played a video that featured clips of different Trump supporters who participated in the Capitol attack, including one rioter who shouted “we were invited by the president of the United States” during the attack itself.
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