"Setback for Trump! Senate votes 56-44 in favor of proceeding with #Impeachment #impeachment."
Trump's lawyers argued that the second impeachment trial, unprecedented in U.S. history, was only taking place for political reasons. They had tried to halt the procedure because Trump was no longer in office. Lawyers Bruce Castor Jr. and David Schoen replied that the house representatives were "afraid" of facing Trump in future elections.
On the other hand, president Joe Biden decided to separate himself from the impeachment saga. The White House press secretary Jen Psaki confirmed that Biden wouldn't respond to Trump's trial. "Joe Biden is the president, he's not a pundit, he's not going to opine on back and forth arguments," the official said.
#FromTheSouth News Bits | The U.S. Senate begins Trump’s second impeachment trial this Tuesday. The former president is charged with inciting a deadly attack on the Capitol, which prosecutors have called the most grievous constitutional crime in U.S. history.@EbravoteleSURpic.twitter.com/e3le3k9wDx