Plaskett, a House manager in former President Trump's Senate trial, defends the decision not to call witnesses. "As all Americans believed at that moment, the evidence was overwhelming," she says.
NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with House Impeachment Manager Stacey Plaskett, congresswoman from the U.S. Virgin Islands, about Saturday's last-second maneuvers and the former president's acquittal.
"Almost everyday I remember that 44 Americans gave their lives to stop the plane that was headed to this Capitol building," she said. "The capitol stands because of people like that."
She touched on her unlikely journey from projects in Brooklyn, N.Y., to St. Croix, the U.S. Virgin Islands, "and now as an adult woman representing an island territory speaking to the U.S. Senate."