Democrats to Strike Some Impeachment Remarks After Sen. Mike Lee Objects

Date: 2021-02-11 01:38:26

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Wednesday’s session of the impeachment trial of former president Donald Trump has concluded, ending with an objection from Utah Republican Sen. Mike Lee.

House Democrats have agreed to strike some of their impeachment prosecution comments after the objection.

Impeachment prosecutors on Wednesday evening recounted news reports about how Donald Trump mistakenly phoned Lee as the siege was underway at the Capitol and senators were being evacuated. According to the reports, including an account Lee gave to the Deseret News in Utah, Trump was trying to reach Alabama Sen. Tommy Tuberville to discuss Tuberville objecting to the certification of Electoral College votes.

Lee objected to Democrats’ representations of the call during their case and disputed it as inaccurate but it wasn’t clear what he was objecting to.

Earlier House Impeachment manager Rep. David Cicilline recounted the Trump phone call and a later one made by Rudy Giuliani, also made to Lee’s phone.

Democrats then said they would strike those references from their presentation because it isn’t critical to their case but may reintroduce it later.

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