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Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., the lead House impeachment manager.

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  • Jarring video presented by House impeachment managers set the tone Tuesday for the Senate trial.
  • The montage synced up Trump’s speech with the march on the Capitol escalating to an insurrection.
  • Footage showed rioters cursing at and overrunning Capitol Police.
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The second impeachment trial for former President Donald Trump began on Tuesday with a graphic video montage of footage taken in and around the January 6 Capitol siege.

Lead House impeachment manager Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md. played the video to open the case against Trump, arguing the former president incited the deadly riot.

In the montage, shots from Trump’s speech are juxtaposed with video of rioters storming the Capitol. The scenes were synced up in chronological order, showing how the march on the Capitol escalated to an insurrection following Trump’s remarks, where he told his supporters to walk down to the building and “fight like hell.”

—Manu Raju (@mkraju) February 9, 2021

“If that’s not an impeachable offense, then there is no such thing,” Raskin said after the video ended.

The full video also shows immediate reactions from Trump supporters during the then-president’s speech, as well as how they described him at different points during the siege.

One exchange involved a rioter telling outnumbered Capitol Police officers that Trump was “your boss.”

—Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) February 9, 2021

Other footage juxtaposed with the riot included shots from inside the House and Senate chambers, including the buildup to an armed standoff at the House doors.

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