WATCH LIVE NOW: Trump’s 2nd Impeachment Trial Begins Inside Capitol

FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, file photo, President Donald Trump waves as he boards Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House, in Washington, en route to his Mar-a-Lago Florida Resort. Former President Trump has named two lawyers to his impeachment defense team, one day after it was revealed that the former president had parted ways with an earlier set of attorneys. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

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The Senate impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump is set to begin on Tuesday, and will see opening statements and debate between House impeachment managers and Trump’s defense lawyers.

The trial is expected to gavel in at 1 p.m. and will see four hours of debate total, divided between the House impeachment managers and Trump’s counsel about whether the impeachment trial is constitutional.

The Senate will then vote by simple majority on if the trial is constitutional, which was affirmed 55-45 in a similar vote last month. If the majority of the Senate says the trial is unconstitutional, which is not expected to be the case, then the impeachment trial would be dismissed immediately.


  1. nothing says illegitimate government and a Stalin show trial like a 12 foot fence topped by razor wire and 25,000 armed troops surrounding the government.

  2. The Senate is not a court of law. How can they vote and decide if something is Constitutional? Do they know the law? Even the Chief Justice won’t preside on the impeachment. Doesn’t that tell you something?