Trump’s responsibility for Capitol riot ‘unmistakable,’ House Democrats say in impeachment brief

In the brief released Tuesday morning, the managers, led by Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., argue that Trump was personally responsible for the riot at the Capitol on Jan. 6. They say that when Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 election failed, he incited the attack.

“President Trump’s responsibility for the events of January 6 is unmistakable,” they write in the 80-page document, stating that his “abuse of office threatened and injured our democratic order.”

“His conduct endangered the life of every single member of Congress, jeopardized the peaceful transition of power and line of succession, and compromised our national security,” the brief says. “This is precisely the sort of constitutional offense that warrants disqualification from federal office.”

NBC Trump’s responsibility for Capitol riot ‘unmistakable,’ House Democrats say in impeachment brief