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Former president Donald Trump’s impeachment trial kicked off earlier this week.
On day one, Democrat House impeachment managers played a 13-minute video outlining some of what happened that day, illustrating just how close elected government officials within the Capitol came to being chased down by the rioters.
Sadly, five people did die on the day, and more than 140 people reported injuries, many of those police and law enforcement officers.
It’s been reported that Trump was raging at the rambling argument presented by his impeachment lawyer, Bruce Castor, and he wasn’t the only one.
Even Republicans turned on them, although Trevor Noah found it rather amusing.
Here’s his recent segment on the impeachment trial:
If you missed the action on day two inside the Senate chamber, CNN has the key moments here.
It’s also worth taking a look at some of the previously unseen footage Democrats leading the trial aired.
Here, Representative Stacey Plaskett narrates footage showing Capitol police officer Eugene Goodman leading Senator Mitt Romney away from the rioters, as well as the evacuation of former vice-president Mike Pence:
Democrat congressman Eric Swalwell played police bodycam footage, captured from the perspective of the officers, showing the crowd attacking police with whatever items were at hand, including crutches and a Trump flag:
Finally, in an ode to ‘Heeeeere’s Johnny’ from The Shining, there was this:
Straight out of a horror film. Insurrectionist calling for Nancy Pelosi pic.twitter.com/itXdEpCOI1
— Scott MacFarlane (@MacFarlaneNews) February 10, 2021
Pretty chilling stuff.
Sadly, it doesn’t really matter what comes out during the impeachment trial, because Republicans have made it clear that they have no interest in holding Trump accountable.
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