Most Senate Republicans Vote Against Trump Impeachment Trial
On Tuesday, all but five Senate Republicans voted to dismiss the second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump. The final tally was 55-45 in favor of moving forward with the trial.
The article of impeachment, which passed in the House and was presented to the Senate on Monday, charges Trump with "incitement of [an] insurrection" after the deadly Capitol Riot on January 6.
Republicans did not succeed in dismissing the trial, which is set to start on Feb 8th, however, today's vote is a sign that a Trump conviction is highly unlikely.
Trump is the first president to have been impeached twice and the only president to go through an impeachment trial after being out of office.
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