The Senate reconvened at 2:34 p.m. to hear the final portion of arguments from Mr. Trump’s legal team, presented by lawyer Bruce Castor.
Castor began by rebuffing the characterization that an insurrection had even taken place in the U.S. Capitol, saying “clearly there was no insurrection. Insurrection is a term of art, it’s defined in the law. It involves taking over a country, a shadow government, taking the TV stations over and having some plan on what you’re going to do.”
He also chastised Democrats for failing to connect the assault to Mr. Trump, saying the “only question that needs to be answered is was Donald Trump responsible for inciting the violence that came to this building?”
The Pennsylvania attorney also repeated the claim that the managers selectively edited and manipulated the evidence they presented.
“Political hatred has no place in the American justice…