House managers, who act as prosecutors, had faced an uphill battle from the start, with a two-thirds Senate vote needed to remove Trump from office.
After two weeks of Americans watching the Senate impeachment trial unfold, one thing is now entirely clear.
The Democratic-led House impeached Trump on December 18 on charges of abuse of power for asking Ukraine to investigate political rival Joe Biden and obstruction of Congress for blocking testimony and documents sought by lawmakers in their investigation.
And lead manager Rep. Adam Schiff appeared to cajole Senate Republicans who just four years earlier had been tired of the President for defending him now.
"A president free of accountability is a danger to the beating heart of our democracy", Schiff said.
Republicans both on and off Capitol Hill acknowledged that Democrats had been effective in presenting their case. But he said he hoped that at least one Republican would vote to convict Trump. Click the link to confirm your subscription and begin receiving our newsletters. Each senator is allotted up to 10 minutes of speaking time.
"Hopefully, he'll look at this and say, 'Okay, that was a mistake". Which would be more unsafe to the country, removing Trump for what even many in his own party privately deem inappropriate dealings with Ukraine?
"When the history books are written about this tumultuous era, I want them to know I stood up to tyranny", he said on the floor.
The vote is seen as a mere formality of procedure as the Senate is widely expected to acquit Trump, especially after the rejection of the call for witnesses, with votes divided across party lines.
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The questioning precedes a crucial vote later in the week on whether to call witnesses including Bolton, as Democrats have sought. The Trump administration issued a threat to Bolton to keep him from releasing The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir.
With the 2020 presidential election nine months away, the White House defense team implored senators to "leave it to the voters" to decide who should be president. "I don't think it's the kind of inappropriate action that the framers would expect the Senate to substitute its judgment for the people in picking a president".
Trump's path to a speedy acquittal was sealed when Republican senators voted Friday to rebuff Democrats' efforts to call new witnesses.
"That is neither freedom, nor is it justice", Starr said.
"How many falsehoods can we take?"
One of the most striking aspects of Monday's closing arguments was how much fatigue had settled into the chamber.
In conclusion, he is "struggling" with a final decision for Wednesday's vote.
But unlike Alexander, who also said he didn't think it rose to an impeachable offense and would vote to acquit, Murkowski did not say publicly which way she would vote Wednesday.
On Friday, just two Republican senators - Mitt Romney of Utah and Susan Collins of ME - joined Democrats in voting to introduce witnesses into the impeachment trial.
Trump himself seems to be expecting a purely partisan outcome, which he will still undoubtedly frame as a personal vindication.
Representative Adam Schiff wrapped up closing arguments for the seven House of Representatives lawmakers who prosecuted Trump in the historic proceedings after the Republican president's lawyers in their own arguments called the case against him politically motivated, reckless and baseless. "Nothing will ever satisfy the Do Nothing, Radical Left Dems!"