I do believe, even though we lost that case, that we have shown who Donald Trump is, we've shown the enemy that was among us, that was attempting to lead us, that was using us for his own greed and power, and that he will not have the same power that he had, should he ever attempt to run again. — House Delegate Stacey Plaskett (D-Virgin Islands)
I do believe, even though we lost that case, that we have shown who Donald Trump is, we've shown the enemy that was among us, that was attempting to lead us, that was using us for his own greed and power, and that he will not have the same power that he had, should he ever attempt to run again. — House Delegate Stacey Plaskett (D-Virgin Islands)
An impeachment manager says Republicans privately told her she made a compelling case to convict Trump, but they acquitted him anyway
  • Del. Stacey Plaskett (D-Virgin Islands) was a House manager in Trump's second impeachment trial.
  • She told CNN some Senate Republicans privately told her she "made the case" for conviction.
  • But she said they already planned to acquit Trump and didn't want to "stand out on a limb" by convicting.
"I had senators, even after we presented, who stopped me in the hallway, Republicans, who said that we had made the case, but yet they were going to vote to acquit the president," Plaskett said.

Plaskett said she tried to win these senators over by saying they could vote to acquit Trump, but not vote to disqualify him from holding office in the future — a vote which would have taken place after conviction, and only requires a simple majority.

"The response was, 'Well, I don't think you'll get to 17, so I'll never get to that second disqualification vote and I don't want to stand out on a limb by myself,'" Plaskett recalled, referring to Democratic senators' needing 17 Republicans to vote with them in order to convict Trump.

... While Plaskett didn't get the outcome she was looking for in Trump's second impeachment trial, she said it was necessary for the country, and it may work to stop Trump from running for office in the future.

"I do believe, even though we lost that case, that we have shown who Donald Trump is, we've shown the enemy that was among us, that was attempting to lead us, that was using us for his own greed and power, and that he will not have the same power that he had, should he ever attempt to run again."
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