House manager Val Demings framed the impeachment trial as being "about the American people" during her remarks this afternoon on the Senate floor.
"This moment is about ensuring that every voter whether a maid or janitor, whether a nurse, a teacher or a truck driver, whether a doctor or a mechanic, that their vote matters and that American elections are decided by the American people. President Trump acted corruptly," Demings said.
Demings took shots at Trump who she said "stood to benefit from the abuse of office."
“The only person who stood to benefit from the abuse of office and solicitation of these investigations was Donald Trump. The 45th President of the United States. A violation of public trust. A failure to take care that the laws be faithfully executed. But when it came down to choosing between the national interest of the country and his own personal interests, his reelection, President Trump chose himself," Demings added.