Stacey Plaskett on the Second Trump Impeachment

Stacey Plaskett

Stacey Plaskett on the Second Trump Impeachment

We look at the former presidents trial through the eyes of Stacey Plaskett, a Democratic congresswoman who sought his conviction.

Stacey Plaskett on the Second Trump Impeachment – The New York Times

SectionsSEARCH|An Impeachment Manager on Trump’s AcquittalSubscribe:An Impeachment Manager on Trump’s AcquittalWe look at the former president’s trial through the eyes of Stacey Plaskett, a Democratic congresswoman who sought his conviction.Hosted by Michael Barbaro; produced by Michael Simon Johnson and Lynsea Garrison; edited by Larissa Anderson and Paige Cowett; and engineered by Chris Wood.transcriptBack to The Dailybars0:00/38:34-0:00PreviousMore episodes ofThe DailyNextFeb. 16, 2021, 6:00 a.m. ETListen and subscribe to The Daily | |

There was a sense of fatalism going into former President Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial. With 17 Republican votes needed for a conviction, many felt from the outset that it would almost certainly end in acquittal.

Not the Democratic impeachment managers. “You cannot go into a battle thinking you’re going to lose,” said Stacey Plaskett, the congressional representative from the U.S. Virgin Islands who was one of the managers.

For Ms. Plaskett, even though a conviction was unlikely, the trial was important for posterity and for the history books. It was also necessary, she explained, for there to be a reckoning with what happened on Jan. 6 in order to create a path to unity.

Today, we sit down with Ms. Plaskett for a conversation about how the impeachment and acquittal happened and what happens next.

She could not vote to impeach President Donald Trump, but she made a case against him in his Senate trial.

As one of the few Black lawmakers to play a role in the impeachment proceedings, Ms. Plaskett plans to into gains for her constituents.

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