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U.S. senators vote to proceed with Trump impeachment trial
2021-02-09

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On Feb. 9, U.S. senators in former President Donald Trump's historic second impeachment trial agreed to consider the case, rejecting an attempt by the former president's defense team and some Republican allies to halt the trial because he is no longer in office, The Chicago Tribune reported.

The vote was 56-44 on the question of whether the Senate has jurisdiction and could proceed—meaning that six Republicans joined the 50 Democrats in the legislative body. Sen. Bill Cassidy, a Republican from Louisiana, was the only GOP senator to change his vote on the constitutionality of former President Trump's impeachment; he joined Mitt Romney (Utah), Ben Sasse (Nebraska), Susan Collins (Maine), Lisa Murkowski (Alaska) and Pat Toomey (Pennsylvania).

Trump is the first president to face impeachment charges after leaving office and the first to be twice impeached.

Trump is accused of inciting an insurrection, speaking about a large group of loyalists who went on to riot at and ransack the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 after hearing his baseless claims of election fraud.


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