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Trump’s second Impeachment trial deemed Constitutional

6 Republicans break ranks and vote with Democrats
The US Senate voted 56-44 on whether it could proceed with Donald Trump's impeachment trial on Tuesday.
The US Senate voted 56-44 on whether it could proceed with Donald Trump's impeachment trial on Tuesday.

US: The second impeachment of former US President Donald Trump is Constitutional, according to the United States Senate. Though a conviction over Trump’s role in the violent attempted coup of January 6 is looking pretty unlikely at this point, the jurors voted 56–44 to move forward.

Fifty-six Senators voted that the trial was constitutional, while 44 voted that it was not. Six Republicans broke ranks to vote with Democrats in declaring the trial constitutional.

“The Senate shall proceed with the trial as provide under the condition of that resolution,” declared Senate President pro tempore and Batman movies regular Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT). Today mirrored an earlier vote on the impeachment that was 55-45. The addition in the impeachment column was Sen. Bill Cassidy, Republican of Louisiana. Despite his harsh words against Trump in past weeks, Minority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) voted with the Trump defense.

Expected to last until Presidents’ Day on January 15, 67 votes are need to convict the now ex-President – which means the Impeachment managers have their work cut out for them against a GOP refusing to stand up to the MAGA moron and his hardcore base.

The six Republicans broke ranks to vote with Democrats in declaring the trial constitutional were: Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska,Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah, Sen. Susan Collins of Maine,Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania,Sen. Ben Sasse of Nebraska and Sen. Bill Cassidy of Louisiana.

Polls show that a small majority of the country overall believes Trump deserves conviction. An Ipsos/ABC News poll found 56 percent back this, while a Gallup poll found 52 percent support.

Among Republicans, however, an overwhelming majority opposes convicting Trump.

-YAHOO, AFP