Could Jamie Raskin’s Closing Argument Move Enough Republicans to Avoid Their Eternal Shame in History?
We begin with the closing arguments today by the House Managers in the second impeachment trial of Donald Trump in which Jamie Raskin invoked Tom Paine, whose pamphlet “Common Sense” sparked the American revolution, in calling upon the senate jurors to use their common sense to rule that Trump is guilty of insurrection. Garrett Epps, a contributing writer to The Washington Monthly and Professor Emeritus of Law at the University of Baltimore School of Law joins us to discuss his article at The Washington Monthly, “The Jamie Raskin Moment” and how having known Raskin for over thirty years, Garrett believes Raskin’s appeal to the senators was not just for the history books. Rather it was an attempt to get them to rise above partisanship and the primary threat Trump poses to their reelections, to vote their consciences to ensure no future presidents can get away with the outrages against the Constitution, the government and American democracy Trump has so flagrantly committed.
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