The House impeachment managers are set to conclude their oral arguments on Thursday in the Senate trial of former President Donald J. Trump, a day after they delivered a dramatic presentation that showed in graphic detail the storming of the Capitol by Trump supporters.
The presentation, which featured never-before-seen security footage as well as police radio communications, was a chilling retelling of the harrowing events on Jan. 6, after Mr. Trump rallied his supporters on the day that Congress met to certify the election results.
The Senate is scheduled to convene at noon on Thursday, and the House managers, who are acting as the prosecution team for the trial, will have up to eight hours to finish laying out their case.
Then it will be time for the defense team, whose debut on Tuesday during a debate over the constitutionality of the trial was rocky at best, infuriating Mr. Trump. The trial is moving at a rapid pace, and a vote on whether to convict the former president could take place as soon as this weekend.
The House managers’ narration of the Capitol attack was filled with emotional power, forcing senators to take in the mayhem and underscoring the danger they and others who had been in the building — including Vice President Mike Pence — had faced as the rioters made their way inside.
“He told them to ‘fight like hell,’ and they brought us hell on that day,” said Representative Jamie Raskin, Democrat of Maryland and the lead impeachment manager, quoting from the speech Mr. Trump delivered on Jan. 6.
Although the House managers’ presentation brought the events of that day back to the forefront, the raw display might end up having little effect on the overall political contours of the trial.
On Tuesday, all but six Republican senators voted against proceeding with the trial, a clear sign of the difficulty facing the House managers as they seek to persuade members of Mr. Trump’s party to break with him.
Seventeen Republican senators would need to join all 48 Democrats and two independents to reach the two-thirds supermajority required to convict Mr. Trump of the “incitement of insurrection” charge he faces.
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