Sen. Chuck Schumer, a New York Democrat, took to the Senate floor on Saturday to decry the Senate's acquittal of the former president on a charge that he incited the deadly insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.
Trump in a lengthy statement is thanking his attorneys and his defenders in the House and Senate, who he said "stood proudly for the Constitution we all revere and for the sacred legal principles at the heart of our country."
House impeachment manager David Cicilline made his closing arguments urging senators to convict Trump and arguing that Trump incited the mob to attack the Capitol on January 6.
The Senate is moving toward a final vote after reaching a deal to skip witness testimony in the impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump. The agreement averted a prolonged trial and set up closing arguments from both sides.
Closing arguments were expected Saturday with no witnesses called. But lead Democratic prosecutor Jamie Raskin of Maryland asked for a deposition of Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler over fresh information.
A House impeachment manager says she questions why lawyers for former President Donald Trump played multiple video clips of people of color or women talking about fighting in a political context.
Trump is accused of incitement of insurrection in the mob siege at the Capitol. Five people died. Senators will next be able to ask the lawyers questions when the trial resumes.
Once the video finished, lawyer David Schoen pointed at both the senators and the impeachment managers and told them to "stop the hypocrisy."
Trump attorney David Schoen said Thursday that the defense's case should go quickly on Friday, making clear they have no intention of using the 16 hours available to them.
Rep. Jamie Raskin implored senators in his closing speech to exercise "common sense about what just took place in our country" and find Trump guilty of inciting an insurrection. Raskin is the lead prosecutor for the House.