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Democrats today had a symbolic walk to the senate to deliver the impeachment articles to senate. The situation looks more like a show than a serious case as 50% of the senate is in the hands of republicans and although some republicans are not the biggest fans of Donald Trump they all know that majority of republican party still stands for Trump and any move to show disloyalty to former president will backfire so hard.
The House impeachment managers formally triggered the start of former President Donald Trump's second impeachment trial Monday evening after they walked across the Capitol and began reading on the Senate floor the charge against Trump, the first president in history to be impeached twice.
The contours of Trump's Senate trial are starting to take shape as the ceremonial elements get underway, with the Senate's longest-serving Democrat expected to preside over the trial and Democrats still weighing whether to pursue witnesses during proceedings that could take up a chunk of February.
Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, admonished Democrats against pursuing another impeachment trial against former President Donald Trump, saying Monday it shows "shockingly bad judgment."
In an interview on "America Reports," Cornyn admonished President Biden to not squander the "precious first few days of a new administration" by expending his party's energies on the Senate trial.
Trump was impeached by the House for a second time, shortly before leaving office, on an article of inciting the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, and the article will be delivered to the Senate Monday night.
When the impeachment proceedings begin in the Senate, it will not be just Donald Trump in the dock. The entire Republican Party will be on trial. And there is every reason to believe that the GOP will fail this test — as it failed every other during the past four years.
Sen. Patrick Leahy, President pro tempore of the U.S. Senate, is expected to preside over the upper chamber’s second impeachment trial of President Donald Trump — not U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts — according to CNN and NBC News.