Trump Trial Begins, but Republicans Signal Early On That Acquittal Is Likely

Trump Trial Begins, but Republicans Signal Early On That Acquittal Is Likely

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Tuesday, 09 February 2021 06:26 PM

Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial began Tuesday with harrowing video footage of his supporters’ assault on Congress, but Republican senators made clear with a first key vote late in the afternoon how difficult it will be to win a conviction.

Senators voted 56-44 in favor of the constitutionality of the historic trial, rejecting a bid by Trump’s lawyers to throw it out on grounds that a former president cannot be tried by lawmakers.

The vote, held before the main part of the trial was to get underway Wednesday, saw six Republicans join all 50 Democrats in the evenly divided Senate.

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