The former president is accused of inciting the January 6 invasion of the Capitol; the defense of the republican, however, alleges that the process is unconstitutional
Prosecutors in charge of the impeachment process of the former president Donald Trump ended the presentation of the arguments on Thursday, 11. In the final speeches, the Democrats reiterated the central narrative of the action, reinforcing that the Republican is guilty of inciting the invasion of Capitol at the beginning of January. Representative Jamie Raskin, one of the prosecution’s leaders, questioned colleagues whether Trump would no longer incite voters if he returned to politics.
Raskin’s speech is a response to the arguments of Republicans who believe that a process of impeachment since Trump no longer runs the White House. If the former president is convicted, which, until then, is unlikely, he will lose political privileges and will not be able to run for new positions. Congresswoman Diana Degette says the goal is not to punish the Republican, but “to prevent hate seeds that have been planted from blooming and bearing fruit.” Trump’s lawyers begin this Friday, 12, to present defense arguments to the US Senate. U.S. They claim that the impeachment process is unconstitutional.
* With information from reporter Camila yunes