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Chuck Schumer Vows ‘Powerful’ New Evidence Against Donald Trump Ahead of Trial

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) urged Senate Republicans to convict former President Donald Trump of inciting an insurrection at the United States Capitol on January 6th.

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“The Senate has a solemn responsibility to try and hold Donald Trump accountable for the most serious charges ever, ever levied against a president. Those who say, ‘let’s move on, that brings unity,’ are false,” Schumer said at a press conference on Tuesday morning. “When you had such a serious invasion of the Capitol, incited by a president, who we know urged people, told people the election was false, urged people to come to Washington, urged people to march on the Capitol, the Senate has to find is he guilty of inciting the violence that ensued. When you have such a serious charge, sweeping it under the rug will not bring unity. It will keep the sore open, the wounds open. You need truth and accountability.”

Schumer said that the impeachment managers will “present a very strong case” against Trump, adding that the “evidence will be powerful, some of it will be new, and I urge all my colleagues to pay close attention to the evidence. I particularly urge my Republican colleagues to pay very real attention to the evidence here because it’s very, very serious.”

Schumer demanded that “every Senator” regardless of political party “approach this trial with the gravity it deserves, and that is really important for the future of this country.”

Schumer then reviewed the case against Trump.

“A mob of white supremacists and insurrectionists and domestic terrorists falsely believed that the election was stolen and tried to overthrow the government,” said Schumer. “And as I said, the trial is about whether the president, the man chiefly responsible for feeding the mob with the lies that motivated their behavior, who told them to come to DC, directed them at the Capitol, is guilty of inciting the violence.”

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