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Neguse urges conviction: 'the evidence is clear'

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House Democrats prosecuting President Donald Trump’s impeachment wrapped up their opening arguments Thursday warning that acquitting the former president could have lasting consequences for the country. (Feb. 11)

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JOE NEGUSE: Senators, the evidence is clear. We showed you statements, videos, affidavits that prove President Trump incited an insurrection, an insurrection that he alone had the power to stop. And the fact that he didn't stop it, the fact that he incited a lawless attack and abdicated his duty to defend us from it, the fact that he actually further inflamed the mob-- further inflamed that mob-- attacking his vice president while assassins were pursuing him in this Capitol, more than requires conviction and disqualification.

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?