For updated global info & data on COVID-19, please click HERE.For updated global data & graphs on COVID-19, please click HERE.For COVID-19 cases and death counts in USA by state, please click HERE.For COVID-19 cases in Florida via Florida COVID Action, please click HERE.For COVID-19 cases in Florida, via Florida state government, please click HERE.On Feb. 13, the Senate voted to acquit former president Donald Trump of “incitement of insurrection” after the deadly Capitol riot. The Senate abandoned a plan to call witnesses in the trial after initially voting to do so. In a surprising turn, lead impeachment manager Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) asked that a statement from Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-Wash.) be admitted into the record rather than she be subpoenaed for testimony. Herrera Beutler’s statement says that House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) told her that Trump had expressed sympathy for the mob during a heated phone call between the two as the Jan. 6 attack was unfolding. The Post’s Libby Casey will anchor live coverage of the trial and be joined by reporters Rhonda Colvin, Joyce Koh, Nicole Ellis, Hannah Jewell and James Hohmann, in the video published on Feb. 13, 2021, “WATCH LIVE, Day 5 of Trump’s impeachment trial“, below:
Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., spoke as House impeachment managers and former President Donald Trump’s defense team delivered closing arguments in the second impeachment trial for Trump, who is charged with inciting the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. Raskin refuted points raised by Trump’s defense team, including his lawyers’ claim that there is no legal precedent that supports convicting Trump. “I suppose that’s true,” Raskin said, “because it never occurred to any other president of the United States — from George Washington to John Adams to Thomas Jefferson, James Madison to James Monroe to Abraham Lincoln to Ronald Reagan to George W. Bush to Barack Obama — to incite a violent insurrection against the union. You’re right, we’ve got no precedent for that.” House impeachment managers and Trump’s defense team offered their final statements in the impeachment trial on Feb. 13. Trump was impeached by the House in January, while he was still in office, in the video published on Feb. 13, 2021, “WATCH: Rep. Raskin says it’s unprecedented for a president to incite violence“, below:
Congressional staff member and co-author of an open letter to senators urging them to convict Trump, Gabby Richards, joins Lawrence O’Donnell to discuss the inspiration behind the sudden surge in signatures: “Everyone got a front row seat again to … the violence that was incited on our workplace.” in the video published on Feb. 13, 2021, “More Than 550 Congressional Staffers Call On Senate To Convict Trump, The Last Word, MSNBC“, below:
PBS NewsHour anchor and managing editor Judy Woodruff speaks with Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., on Feb. 13 while Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial is in recess after the senate voted 55-45 to subpoena witnesses, in the video published on Feb. 13, 2021, “WATCH: Impeachment case is ‘open and shut,’ says Sen. Blumenthal, Second Trump impachment trial“, below:
The Senate acquitted former President Donald Trump after a vote of 57 guilty and 43 not guilty, in the video published on Feb. 13, 2021, “Senate votes on Article of Impeachment“, below:
Although a majority of the Senate voted that former Pres. Trump is guilty of incitement of insurrection, the final bipartisan 57-43 vote fell short of the two-thirds needed to convict. 7 GOP senators broke ranks with their party and joined Democrats in voting to condemn Trump. Although this trial will not result in his being barred from holding future office, history will remember Trump as the first president ever to be impeached twice, the first ever to refuse to participate in the peaceful transition of power to his duly elected successor, and the first to preside over a deadly insurrection that broke into the U.S. Capitol in an effort to overturn a free and fair election, in the video published on Feb. 13, 2021, “Senators Speak After Trump Acquittal in Impeachment Trial, LIVE“, below:
MSNBC legal analyst Neal Katyal discusses how a clause in the 14th Amendment could be used to bar former-President Trump from holding public office in the future. Katyal says it may require a court process to decide on guilt or innocence, in the video published on Feb. 13, 2012, “Neal Katyal: 14th Amendment Move To Ban Trump From Future Office May Require Court Process, MSNBC“, below:
MSNBC Chief Legal Correspondent Ari Melber reacts to the floor speech Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) condemning Trump, despite the fact the Minority Leader did not vote to convict Trump, in the video published on Feb. 13, 2021, “Ari Melber: McConnell Said Trump Did It Despite Voting Not Guilty, MSNBC“, below:
The result of the Senate Vote: majority of the Senate voted that Trump was guilty of inciting the insurrection on January 6, 2021. But there were 10 votes short to convict because of the requirement of 2/3 majority votes are needed to convict, according to the U.S. Constitution.
CNN’s John King discusses House Speaker Nancy Pelosi calling out Sen. Mitch McConnell for his reasoning behind why he voted not guilty in former President Trump’s second impeachment hearing, in the video published on Feb. 13, 2021, “King: Nancy Pelosi is calling BS on Mitch McConnell“, below:
Despite voting to acquit former President Donald Trump of inciting the January 6 riot, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said that there was no question that Trump was responsible for provoking the riot and said the Senate cannot impeach a President that is not in office, in the video published on Feb. 13, 2021, “See what Mitch McConnell said after Trump’s acquittal“, below:
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