Will Donald Trump be convicted of inciting violence at Capitol Hill?
It looks unlikely considering the support Donald Trump still enjoys from the Republicans
A trial to convict former US President Donald Trump is going on in the US Senate for his alleged involvement in the Capitol Hill violence that took place on January 6.
Of late, the Senate allowed the impeachment trial and held it constitutional.
Democrats finished their arguments on Thursday in which they argued that if Donald Trump would not be prosecuted, he could do it again after holding office anytime in the future.
Trump’s defence team will counter the allegations and present their case on Friday.
The House of Representatives, in which Democrats have a majority, impeached Trump in January. Now, the matter is before the Senate which has 50 members from each party.
The Senate needs to vote with a two-thirds majority in favour of Trump’s impeachment which looks unlikely due to Republicans support to him.
The case against Donald Trump is that he questioned the fairness of the election process and raised unsubstantiated allegations.
This provoked his supporters and they attacked Capitol Hill to obstruct the certification process of the election result.
The violence witnessed five deaths and large-scale damage to public property in an unprecedented manner.
According to reports, Democrats produced shocking shreds of evidence and videos which clearly establishes Trump’s role in inciting the violence.
Many Trump supporters were heard telling in the video clips that they marched to Capitol Hills because they believed in Trump’s argument.
The Democrats also argued that despite all that unfortunate incidents, Trump didn’t apologise or expressed any remorse.
They said that if an action would be taken against him, it will discourage other future presidents to do the same thing.