The follow-up team will continue their arguments Thursday and build a case that Trump was responsible for “inciting insurgency” by using deliberate language to encourage the attack. Just before the riot, Trump spoke to followers at a nearby rally in Washington to falsely claim electoral fraud in an effort to prevent Congress from confirming President Joe Biden’s victory.
The defense has argued that the process is unconstitutional because Trump is no longer a sitting president, and will further advocate for a platform of free speech. Trump has rejected the request to testify under oath before or at the Senate trial.
Trump is the first president in US history to be impeached twice and the first to be impeached at the end of his term. Before he stepped down, the House of Representatives232-197 on the article “incitement to insurrection”. If two-thirds of the senate votes to condemn him, there could be an additional vote to disqualify Trump from re-holding public office.
Here you can watch the third day of Trump’s impeachment process. You can see the video of the Capitol riot below, as well as the. Here’s more so far.
What is the schedule for Trump’s impeachment process?
The planned Senate impeachment process will continue Thursday at 12 noon ET (9 a.m.PT), giving the House impeachment managers 8 hours to complete their case.
On Friday and Saturday, Trump’s defense team will give their presentation, followed by Senate questions on Sunday. A vote is expected early next week to acquit or condemn. Each day’s session lasts 8 hours. Trump’s first impeachment, in 2019, lasted three weeks.
Where you can watch the impeachment trial live
The Senate impeachment trial will be broadcast on most major TV news networks. If you don’t have cable, you can check out the trial version for free here.