Yesterday’s impeachment trial of Donald Trump opened with a stirring speech by Congressman Jamie Raskin. And the hearings have solely develop into extra emotional since.
Whereas watching footage of the January sixth revolt at the moment, Republican Senator James Lankford turned visibly upset. Quite a lot of GOP lawmakers have commented on how efficient the Democratic case has been.
After watching at the moment’s listening to, South Dakota’s John Thune said, “I believe they have been very efficient. That they had a robust, robust presentation put collectively in a approach that I believe makes it fairly compelling.”
GOP Sen. John Thune on the impeachment managers: “I believe they have been very efficient. That they had a robust, robust presentation put collectively in a approach that I believe makes it fairly compelling.”
— Michael Del Moro (@MikeDelMoro) February 10, 2021
Yesterday, one other Republican, Invoice Cassidy of Louisiana modified his thoughts on the constitutionality of the case. He told reporters, “Home managers have been centered, they have been organized,” and “made a compelling argument. President Trump’s workforce have been disorganized. They did every part they may however to speak in regards to the query at hand and after they talked about it, they type of glided over, virtually as in the event that they have been embarrassed of their arguments.”
Scott, although, didn’t really feel the identical approach as his Republican colleagues. “Look,” he said. “I’ve been clear that that I want the president had stated one thing quicker after they broke into it, however, , I’ve watched what he stated. He’s by no means stated when any person ought to break in — [he] truly stated that individuals ought to do that peacefully. It is a full waste of time,” he continued. “It’s not doing something to assist American households, it’s not serving to folks get jobs, it’s not serving to get the vaccine out … it’s vindictive.”
Lawyer Daniel Uhlfelder was fast to level out a few of Scott’s historical past in court docket rooms. He tweeted, “Rick Scott invoked the fifth modification towards self-incrimination 75 occasions in his civil depositions.”
Rick Scott invoked the fifth modification towards self-incrimination 75 occasions in his civil depositions https://t.co/VGujgdc11Q
— Daniel Uhlfelder (@DWUhlfelderLaw) February 10, 2021
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