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Following Raskin’s Emotional Argument, Senate Declares Trump Trial Constitutional

February 10, 2021

On a bipartisan vote of 56-44, the U.S. Senate Tuesday asserted the constitutionality of its right to try former President Trump for inciting the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection at the United States Capitol.  The vote cleared the way for an historic and unprecedented trial starting Wednesday, scheduled to unfold over the coming days amidst raw emotions and sharp political divisions among Democrats and Republicans.
After opening the proceedings with a 13-minute-long video compilation of the Jan. 6 assault that left five people dead, the lead House manager, U.S. Rep. Jamie B. Raskin (D-Md.), told the senators: “If that’s not an impeachable offense, then there’s no such thing.”

Article Source: Maryland Matters

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