Democrats Clamp Down On Trump

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They are not letting Trump off the hook.

On Monday (June 6), Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.), a member of the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol, revealed riot had discovered evidence that points to former President Donald Trump doing “a lot more than incitement.”

Raskin’s comments refer to Trump’s second impeachment, where the House voted to impeach the then-president for incitement to insurrection that took place in January 2021.

The remarks by the Maryland Democrat also come as the House committee prepares for a public hearing on Thursday (June 9), when the panel will divulge information on individuals — including Trump — who played a role in the insurrection.

Raskin made the remarks during an interview with Washington Post Live, saying, “The select committee has found evidence about a lot more than incitement here, and we’re gonna be laying out the evidence about all the actors who were pivotal to what took place on Jan. 6.”

In January 2021, the House impeached Trump in a 232-197 vote, in which 10 Republicans voted to impeach the President but plans to impeach the then-president was thwarted when the Senate acquitted him in a 57-43 vote. In the Senate vote, seven Republicans joined their Democratic counterparts.

The panel’s public hearing, set to begin at 8 p.m. on Thursday, will feature new material and witness testimony.

Commenting on this new material, Rashin said the hearing will “tell the story of a conspiracy to overturn the 2020 presidential election and block the transfer of power.”