“It’s now clear beyond doubt that Trump supported the actions of the mob” on Jan. 6, lead impeachment manager Rep. Jamie Raskin said in his closing arguments. “And so he must be convicted. It's that simple.”
Raskin said that the former president sided with those who stormed the Capitol and failed to protect lawmakers, including his Vice President.
His “dereliction of duty … was central to his incitement of insurrection, and inextricable from it,” Raskin said.
The revelation of the former President’s call with House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy “confirm that Trump was doing nothing to help the people in this room or this building,” Raskin said.
“President Trump must be convicted for the safety and security of our democracy and our people,” Raskin added in his last statement.