House Democrats will deliver their impeachment case “like a violent crime prosecution” against former President Donald Trump when the trial convenes in the Senate Tuesday afternoon.
Trump’s second impeachment trial starts at 1 p.m. and is expected to last a week or more. He is charged with one article of impeachment for citing an insurrection ahead of the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol by a violent throng of his supporters.
Senior House Democratic aides on the impeachment managers’ team said Tuesday the prosecution led by House Impeachment managers will make it difficult for Republicans to vote to acquit the former president.
“You are going to see a devastating case against Trump in the managers’ presentation in the coming days,” a senior aide told reporters. “It will tell the full story, woven together in a way that it hasn’t been done before, that shows not only the violence but how the president incited it.”