Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., 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.
Impeachment was created to discourage officials from committing “dangerous offenses” against the country they were elected to represent, Raskin said. He said lawmakers should hold Trump accountable for the consequences of how he used his elected office. “What greater offense could one commit than incite a violent insurrection at our seat of government during a peaceful transfer of power?” Raskin said, adding, “What is impeachable conduct, if not this?”
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