56 Senate members agreed to continue the trial and 17 voted against it. Six Republican lawmakers agreed to continue; Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski, Ben Sasse, Pat Toomey, Mitt Romney and Bill Cassidy.
The photo that accompanies the news shows David Schoen, one of the former president’s defenders, walking out of the parliament hall after the vote.
Trump was accused of inciting protesters to attack the House of Representatives in Washington on January 6. He was indicted in the House of Representatives . January and he is the first president in the history of the United States to be charged twice with dismissal.
Democrats began the debate by showing a video of the raid on the House of Representatives. Jamie Raskin, who is representing Democrats, said that if Trump’s supporters’ arguments were taken into account, there would be a risk that the attack would promise a future for the United States. Trump lawyers say the trial is a political show and want the case dropped.
Only a simple majority of senators had to agree to continue the trial. The second applies when voting on whether Trump will be convicted. In order for this to happen, an increased majority is needed, which means that two out of three members of parliament must approve it. Then at least 17 the Republican MPs would have to vote by conviction, along with all the Democrat MPs.
Trump Practices with His Defenders There were more Republicans than the six who voted in the ongoing trial, which the defense’s arguments were considered weak. Texas Sen. John Cornyn, for example, said this was far from a good defense. They have wandered incoherently from one to another. Ted Cruz, one of Trump’s most loyal supporters in the Senate, told the Washington Post that he did not think the lawyers were doing a good job.
day. The former president’s adviser told a New York Times reporter that the performance of lawyer Bruce Castor was deliberately confusing. Thus, he was trying to calm the waves in the parliament hall.
Multiple people tell me Trump was basically screaming as Castor made a meandering opening argument that struggled to get at the heart of the defense team’s argument.
– Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) February 9, 2021
Defendant Bruce Castor began his argument tonight by praising the prosecution for his glorious performance. About half an hour later, after a relatively meaningless speech without significant defensive action, Castor concluded that the prosecution had surprised the defense with the video and his argument. Later, however, they will not hear strong arguments. Defendant David Schoen took over, saying it was downright dangerous to continue the trial. They could even start a new civil war in the United States.