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The lead House impeachment manager, Rep. Jamie Raskin began his closing argument in the Senate impeachment trial by saying the former President Donald Trump’s actions after the riot began Jan. 6 at the Capitol added to his incitement of the insurrection.

Trump’s defense team had argued that anything Trump said or did after the riot began couldn’t be considered incitement. But Raskin, D-Md., said Trump’s derogatory tweet about then-Vice President Mike Pence and his refusal to call off the mob as requested by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., each made the offense worse.

“That conduct is obviously part and parcel of the constitutional offense that he was impeached for, namely incitement to insurrection,” Raskin said. “That is continuing incitement to the insurrection.”

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