Senators have been sworn in as jurors for former President Trump’s impeachment trial Tuesday as the Senate voted 55-45 to finish debate on Sen. Rand Paul’s level of order arguing that the impeachment trial is unconstitutional now that Trump is out of workplace.
- Trump was impeached by the Home earlier this month for “incitement of rebel” after a mob made a lethal breach of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 following a Trump rally
- Republican Sens. Susan Collins, Maine, Lisa Murkowski, Alaska, Ben Sasse, Neb., and Pat Toomey, Pa., and Mitt Romney, Utah all voted with Democrats to finish debate on Sen. Rand Paul’s level of order arguing an impeachment trial of a former president is unconstitutional
5 GOP senators voted to not dismiss the impeachment trial of President Trump: Susan Collins, Maine, Lisa Murkowski, Alaska, Ben Sasse, Neb., and Pat Toomey, Pa., and Mitt Romney, Utah. They voted with all 50 Democrat senators to desk the purpose of order.
Senate Minority Chief Mitch McConnell, who has indicated he has an open thoughts on whether or not Trump must be convicted, voted in opposition to ending debate.
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