WATCH: Impeachment exists not to punish but to protect, Rep. Crow says | Trump impeachment trial

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Published on 25 Jan 2020, 1:16
Rep. Jason Crow, D-Colo., said at the impeachment trial for President Donald Trump on Jan. 24 that the president “remains a threat.” Crow said Trump is shirking accountability, his misconduct is not a “one-off,” and that his obstruction is a “crime in progress.” Crow said that the point of impeachment is “not to inflict personal punishment for past wrongdoing, but rather to protect against future presidential misconduct that would endanger democracy and the rule of law.” After spending two days laying out the case for the first article of impeachment — abuse of power — House Democrats spent the better part of Friday making the case for the second article of impeachment — obstruction of Congress. The House of Representatives impeached the president in December. The Senate trial will determine whether Trump is acquitted, or convicted of the two articles of impeachment and removed from office.

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