The US Senate voted to continue the trial of former US President Donald Trump. That they do not violate the provisions of the Constitution, as Trump’s advocates have argued.
Votes fell 56 – 44 and several Republicans voted with the proposal to keep the case continue. F The House of Representatives accused Trump last month of inciting his supporters to attack the House on January 6.
Thousands of supporters his who supported the former president’s false allegations of electoral fraud in the presidential election in which Trump lost to current president Joe Biden.
Although it has been agreed to continue the trial, it is very unlikely that Trump will be convicted as it takes two-thirds of the vote to do so. But if Trump is convicted, he will not be able to run for president again.
In Morgunblaðið today it is stated that applicants and Defendants are given 16 hours each to present their case. It is a tradition for senators to have a full day to ask questions. A vote on the outcome of the case could therefore take place as soon as next Tuesday.