US President Joe Biden said Thursday he believed “some minds may be changed” in former President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial after the display of searing, graphic videos of the assault on the US Capitol.
Biden told reporters in the Oval Office that he didn’t watch any of the previous day’s proceedings live but later saw news coverage.
The Democratic House impeachment managers used security video as part of their case, and the violent images of the riot shook senators and TV viewers alike.
Biden has steadfastly refused to weigh in on the trial and again on Thursday said his focus was on fulfilling his campaign promise to battle the coronavirus pandemic. Biden says the nation has “to move on.” Aides have said Biden will address the proceedings after a verdict is reached.
The House is continuing its case Thursday. Trump’s lawyers are expected to launch their defense by week’s end.