The lead House manager of former President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) called the Senate hearings a “dramatic success,” despite the acquittal.
Speaking to “Meet the Press” Raskin called the effort a “dramatic success in historical terms,” and the “largest impeachment conviction vote in U.S. history,” because seven Republicans crossed party lines to vote to convict the former president of inciting a riot at the United States Capitol on January 6th.
Raskin also hailed Trump’s second impeachment as a bipartisan achievement.
“It was by far the most bipartisan majority that’s ever assembled in the Senate to convict a president, which has traditionally been a kind of partisan thing in American history,” Raskin told “Meet the Press.” “We got seven Republicans, and if you look at the ten Republicans in the House who joined us, it was by far the most bipartisan decision and a complete repudiation of the president’s conduct.”
Trump still escaped being convicted of