Donald Trump must be convicted because he is “personally responsible” for the riot at the US Capitol, House Democrats have said.
They detail the former president’s “incitement of insurrection against the republic he swore to protect” in a pre-trial brief released Tuesday.
It calls for him to be disqualified from ever running for office again.
Trump’s legal team argues that the impeachment article is in “violation” of the US Constitution.
The storming of the Capitol occurred while Congress was meeting inside to certify the election victory of President Joe Biden.
The riot led to the deaths of five people, including a Capitol Police officer.
This is Trump’s second impeachment trial, and he is the first US president in history to be impeached twice, according BBC.