Thursday, the Democrats impeachment managers wrapped their case with a warning.
Acquittal, they warned, could embolden Trump to incite violence again in the future.
Rep. Joe Neguse (D-Colo.) said “we humbly, humbly ask you to convict President Trump for the crime for which he is overwhelmingly guilty of. Because if you don’t, if we pretend this didn’t happen, or worse, if we let it go unanswered, who’s to say it won’t happen again?”
Meanwhile lead impeachment manager said Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) said “if a president did invite a violent insurrection against our government, as of course we allege and think we’ve proven in this case, but just in general, if a president incited a violent insurrection against our government, would that be a high crime and misdemeanor? Can we all agree at least on that?”
“Senators, I’ve talked a lot about common sense in this trial, because I believe that’s all you need to arrive at the right answer here,” Raskin later said. “Let’s not get caught up in a lot of outlandish lawyers’ theories here. Exercise your common sense about what just took place in our country.”
.@RepRaskin: "What greater offense could one commit than to incite a violent insurrection at our seat of government during the peaceful transfer of power?" He also asks, "What is impeachable conduct if not this?"
— CSPAN (@cspan) February 11, 2021