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US Senate rejects attempt to declare Trump impeachment trial unconstitutional

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The second impeachment trial will begin next month under an agreement reached between Senate Democrats and Republicans
13:18, 27 January 2021

Politico

The U.S. Senate has rejected an attempt to recognize the impeachment process of former American leader Donald Trump as unconstitutional. It was reported by The Hill.

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In a 55-45 procedural vote, the Senate set aside an objection from Kentucky Senator Rand Paul that would have declared the impeachment proceedings unconstitutional. That means the trial on Trump's impeachment, the first ever of a former president, will begin as scheduled the week of February 8.

"Are we going to put every politician in jail - are we going to impeach every politician who has used the words fight figuratively in a speech? What a shame," Rand Paul said.

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Earlier, on January 14 it became known that Donald Trump got impeached for the second time during his career; thus, he became the first US president ever to be impeached twice.

"Lawmakers supporting impeachment say Trump was responsible for inciting a mob of supporters that stormed the Capitol Building last week. The resolution to impeach passed by 232 to 197. Ten Republicans joined 222 Democrats in voting for impeachment", reads the news piece.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell proposed to give former President Donald Trump two weeks to prepare his legal case for his impeachment trial, arguing that the Senate cannot "short-circuit the due process" that Trump deserves. 

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