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 said Trump, in the video he released condemning the insurrection a week after the violence, didn’t take accountability. Lieu noted that Trump did not say his rhetoric about election fraud went too far nor did he admit that the election was not stolen.
“If he is not held accountable, he will not be accountable,” he said. “President Trump would have his base in the world believe that his conduct was totally appropriate. It is important to impeach that falsehood, to make clear to his supporters and everyone watching that what Donald Trump did was not acceptable.”
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