T24 Foreign News
During his detention in the United States, Donald Trump’s lawyers used abusive language when presenting defense arguments.
Lawyers have often targeted Democrats, accusing them of “hypocrisy” rather than justifying Trump’s actions by accusing them of “inciting the people to revolt.”
At the time of their appointment, Trump’s defense team showed a video of speeches by Senate President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris and several Democratic senators. The video noted that these names, like Trump, used the terms “struggle” and “struggle to the end” in their speeches before the January 6 raid on the Congress building. This clip was shown at least 4 times during the defense, which lasted about 3 hours.
Lawyer Michael T. van der Veen said, “The word ‘fight’ is out of reach at once. Please leave out the hypocrisy and empty accusations. This is an expression that politicians on both sides have used many times. He knows it is used symbolically.”
Lawyers also claimed that the case against Trump was “embarrassing” and “an attempt by the Democratic Party to throw mud and censorship.”
Trump’s defense team said they finished their defense without even using a quarter of the 16 hours allotted to them.
The senators then asked the parties their questions.
The Senate will meet again today at 18:00 and the parties will present their final arguments. Then there will be a critical vote on the impeachment process. In that vote, at least 17 Republicans must vote with Democrats to convict Senator Trump. It is expected that the required two-thirds majority in the Senate will not be taken and Trump will be acquitted.
If Trump is found guilty, a vote will be taken to prevent Trump from taking office in the future. If the absolute majority votes in this vote, Trump will not be able to hold an official position again.