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Amid Grief, Rep. Jamie Raskin Leads Trump Impeachment Effort In Senate

The Maryland Democrat, whose 25-year-old son killed himself just days before the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, says the upcoming trial is "a solemn and awesome responsibility."

Maryland Democrat Jamie Raskin is preparing to lead the second Senate trial of Donald Trump with two clear arguments in mind: Trump was responsible for the attack on the Capitol on Jan. 6, and the Constitution allows Congress to hold the former president accountable through impeachment.

Raskin, a former constitutional law professor, is preparing to make that case to a Senate where 45 of 50 Republicans voted Tuesday to reject the second part of his argument. Democrats have always faced an uphill battle to persuade the Senate to convict Trump and move on to a vote to bar him from federal office, but Raskin says he has to try anyway.

"The Constitution applies

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