Majority of Senate Republicans support motion saying Trump impeachment trial is unconstitutional

first_imgJapan to ease COVID restrictions as country prepares for 2020 Olympics June 17, 2021 Mosquitoes swarming Collier County, crews trap 25,000 in two nights June 17, 2021 Only five of 50 Republican senators voted in favor of tabling the motion. They were Ben Sasse of Nebraska, Susan Collins of Maine, Mitt Romney of Utah, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania.Democrats feel they have precedent on their side. While no former president has been tried after leaving office, Secretary of War William Belknap was tried in the Senate in 1876 after he had already resigned. Advertisement Advertisement AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments AdvertisementTrump’s “former president” status has led several Republicans to argue that he can’t be subjected to an impeachment trial, pointing out that the Constitution says “judgment in cases of impeachment shall not extend further than to removal from office, and disqualification to hold and enjoy any office of honor, trust or profit under the United States.”Paul had the support of his fellow republicans on his motion for the most part. 45 Senators agreed that this sham of a ‘trial’ is unconstitutional. That is more than will be needed to acquit and to eventually end this partisan impeachment process. This ‘trial’ is dead on arrival in the Senate,” he tweeted after the vote. AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments RELATEDTOPICS Cape Coral canal levels remain low even after recent rains June 17, 2021 Driver slams parked cars into Lehigh Acres home June 17, 2021 NBC NEWS— Republicans in the Senate voted on a measure declaring the impeachment proceedings against former President Donald Trump to be unconstitutional because Trump is no longer in office.The motion was filed by Senator Rand Paul. It was defeated by a vote of 55-45, which shows that Democrats have the numbers needed for a conviction. As reported by NBC News, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell voted for the motion. McConnell, when he was still majority leader, delayed the Democrats efforts to have a trial while Trump was still in office. Advertisementlast_img

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