Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Senate GOP Signals Acquittal Looming for Trump; Senators Sworn In for Trump Impeachment Trial as Some GOP Members Object, and related stories

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Senate GOP signals acquittal looming for Trump:
Senators voted Tuesday to proceed with an impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump — though more than a third of them dissented, in a vote that Republicans said shows Mr. Trump will ultimately be acquitted.
Minutes after senators were sworn in as jurors for the trial, Sen. Rand Paul demanded a vote on whether the proceedings were constitutional, since Mr. Trump is no longer president.
His motion was tabled on a 55-45 vote, but those 45 Republicans would be more than enough to acquit the president at the end of a trial.
Mr. Paul, heading into the vote, had said he’d hoped for at least 40 Republicans, saying that would prove that “the whole thing’s dead on arrival.” --->READ MORE HERE
Senators sworn in for Trump impeachment trial as some GOP members object:
The US Senate was sworn in as jurors for the second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump on Tuesday afternoon.
All 100 senators were sworn in by Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), the president pro tempore of the Democrat-controlled Senate, who will oversee proceedings instead of Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts because Trump is no longer president.
Congress is gearing up for its second impeachment trial in 13 months on accusations that Trump incited the Jan. 6 riot at the US Capitol by encouraging his supporters to overturn the presidential election.
On Monday evening, Democratic members of the House impeachment team walked the single article of impeachment through the halls of the Capitol to the upper chamber, clearing the way for the trial to begin. --->READ MORE HERE
Follow links below to related stories:

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