(CNN) The second day of former President Donald Trump’s Senate impeachment trial brought sobering new security footage and police radio audio of the US Capitol insurrection as Democrats sought to connect the violence to Trump’s repeated election fraud claims and his January 6 speech.
“He told them to ‘fight like hell,’ and they brought us hell that day,” Rep. Jamie Raskin, the lead impeachment manager, said as he kicked off the House’s presentation.
“The evidence will show you that ex-President Trump was no innocent bystander. The evidence will show that he clearly incited the January 6 insurrection. It will show that Donald Trump surrendered his role as commander-in-chief and became the inciter-in-chief of a dangerous insurrection.”
Here are the key moments from the second day of the Senate impeachment trial:
Capitol Police officer may have saved Mitt Romney from mob
Romney told reporters after the video played that it was “obviously very troubling” and that he hadn’t known he had come that close to the rioters.
“It tears your — your heart and brings tears to your eyes. That was overwhelmingly distressing and emotional,” he said.
Romney added that he looked forward to thanking Goodman, and later Wednesday evening he was seen speaking with him in the Senate chamber.
Pelosi was evacuated from the Capitol complex entirely
The House impeachment managers revealed for the first time Wednesday that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was evacuated entirely from the US Capitol complex during the insurrection to a secure off-site location.
“We know from the rioters themselves that if they had found Speaker Pelosi, they would have killed her,” Del. Stacey Plaskett, one of the impeachment managers, said.
Plaskett showed photos in which one of the insurrectionists who ransacked Pelosi’s office can be seen with a stun gun.
Schumer and his security detail had to run from rioters Read from source….