The Prosecution will begin today arguing that Trump was pre-responsible for “instigating insurrection,” using language to encourage the attack. Just before the riot, Trump spoke to followers at a rally in Washington, DC, to falsely claim 2020 election fraud in an effort to prevent Congress from confirming President Joe Biden’s victory.
The defense has argued that the process is unconstitutional because Trump is no longer a sitting president, following the events of the riot, and will further advocate for a platform of free speech. Trump has rejected the request to testify under oath before or during the Senate process.
Trump is the first president in history to be impeached twice and the first president to be subject to impeachment at the end of his term. If two-thirds of the Senate votes to condemn Trump, there could be an additional vote to disqualify Trump from re-holding public office. During his last days as president of the United States, the House of Representatives232-197 on the article “incitement to insurrection”.
Here you can watch the second day of Trump’s impeachment process. You can see the video of the Capitol riot below. There is more information on this.
What is the schedule for Trump’s impeachment process?
The planned Senate impeachment process began on Tuesday and will continue with 56-44 votes.
It will continue Wednesday at noon ET, giving each side a total of 16 hours spread over several days to present their cases. The trial will last eight hours today.
Where you can watch the accusation trial live without cable
The Senate impeachment trial will be broadcast on most major TV news networks. If you don’t have cable, you can check out the trial version for free here.
How long will Trump’s impeachment process take?
There is no set time for an impeachment trial, although it is expected to last until Friday February 12 or Monday February 15 at the latest, with a vote on the final verdict potentially taking place any time between this Friday and the following Monday. . If the arguments continue, the trial will pause at 5:00 p.m. ET on Friday and resume on Sunday.
Trump’s first impeachment, in 2019, lasted three weeks.