The impeachment trial of President Donald Trump is about more than any one president or one election, Rep. Val Demings, a House manager, said during her arguments on the Senate floor on Jan. 23. “This moment is about the American people. This moment is about ensuring that every voter, whether a maid or a janitor, whether a nurse, a teacher or a truck driver, whether a doctor or a mechanic, that their vote matters, and that American elections are decided by the American people,” Demings, D-Fla., said. House managers have been allowed 24 hours over the course of three days to present their case. The White House will then make its defense. The House of Representatives impeached the president in December on two articles–abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. The trial will determine whether Trump is convicted of those charges and removed from office, or acquitted.
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