Rep. Adam Schiff, the lead House impeachment manager, has urged Senate Republicans to remove President Trump from office because "you know you can't trust" him "to do what's right for this country."
"Do we really have a doubt about the facts here? Does anybody really question whether the president is capable of what he's charged with? No one is really making the argument, 'Donald Trump would never do such a thing' because of course, we know that he would, and of course, we know that he did," Schiff said in his closing arguments,.
"The Framers couldn't protect us from ourselves if right and truth doesn't matter," he said.
"You know you can't trust this president to do what's right for this country," Schiff said, pointing to Russia's recent hacking of Burisma Holdings, the energy company that paid Hunter Biden to serve on its board.
Schiff claimed that if Russian operatives tried to influence the outcome of this year's election, that it's unlikely Trump would try to stop it.
"Can you have the least bit of confidence that Donald Trump will stand up to them and protect our national interest over his own personal interest? You know you can't, which makes him dangerous to this country," Schiff said.
Last month, the House voted to remove the President from office, charging him with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. The case will now be sent to the Senate for a trial expected to start next month.
The House voted 230-197 to charge Trump with abuse of power and 229-198 to charge him with obstruction of Congress.
If impeached, Trump will be just the third president in the history of the country to be impeached. President Andrew Johnson in 1868 and President Bill Clinton in 1998 were also impeached. President Richard Nixon resigned in 1974 before impeachment proceedings against him could reach the House floor.