CONGRESS/DEMS/IMPEACHMENT: “House Democrats made their case to convict former president Donald Trump of inciting the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol in a sweeping impeachment brief filed with the Senate on Tuesday [Feb. 2, 2021], accusing Trump of jeopardizing the foundations of American democracy by whipping his supporters into a ‘frenzy’ for the sole purpose of retaining his hold on the presidency.
In the brief, the House’s nine impeachment managers made an impassioned case that Trump was ‘singularly responsible’ for the mayhem, accusing him of ‘a betrayal of historic proportions.’ They argued that he is guilty of high crimes and misdemeanors, the threshold for conviction laid out in the Constitution, primarily because he used the powers of his office to advance his personal political interests at the expense of the nation.”
-Amy Gardner, Karoun Demirjian, and Colby Itkowitz, “Trump’s actions described as ‘a betrayal of historic proportions’ in trial brief filed by House impeachment managers,” washingtonpost.com, Feb. 2, 2021