Donald Trump’s impeachment trial attorney, Jay Sekulow, argued on Monday that the president should be acquitted because the Constitution says so.
Sekulow urged U.S. Senators to “stand firm” and acquit Trump despite the evidence against him. Sekulow told senators that they “took an oath” to the Constitution and that the Constitution requires them to acquit Trump.
“This is what the American people expect,” Sekulow said. “I simply ask this body to stand firm today. Protect the integrity of the United States Senate. Stand firm today and protect the Office of the President. Stand firm today and protect the Constitution. Stand firm today and protect the will of the American people and their vote. Stand firm today and protect our nation.”
“And I ask that this partisan impeachment come to an end,” he added, “to restore our constitutional balance. For that is in my view, and in our view what justice demands and the Constitution requires.”
Take a look at his remarks in the video clip below: