"If they decide to bring it to a trial, he should move to dismiss the impeachment as entirely illegal. That it was the only impeachment ever done in what, two days, three days… We would say to the court, 'You are now permitting in the future, basically in two days, the Congress can just impeach on anything they want to." Another argument that Giuliani would ostensibly use to dismiss the validity of the single article of impeachment accusing Trump of inciting violence would be the time delay between the president's rally speech and the attack. … [Read more...] about ‘I’m Involved Right Now’: Rudy Giuliani Reportedly Working on Trump’s Senate Impeachment Defence
No president has ever been convicted in the Senate, and it would take a two-thirds vote against Trump, an extremely high hurdle. Two new senators from Georgia, both Democrats, are to be sworn in, leaving the chamber divided 50-50. That will tip the majority to the Democrats once Kamala Harris takes office. The vice president is the tie breaker. … [Read more...] about Kamala Harris could preside over Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, says legal ex- where senators will be jurors, judges AND witnesses
As Biden prepares to take the oath of office amid heightened political division, members of the incoming administration are expected to appearances on some of this Sunday’s talk shows, including incoming White House Communications Director Kate BedingfieldKate BedingfieldSunday shows preview: Washington prepares for an inauguration and impeachment; coronavirus surges across the US Biden to receive first dose of coronavirus vaccine on Monday Biden adviser Richmond tests positive for COVID-19 MORE on ABC’s “This Week,” and Ron KlainRon KlainBiden transition outlines executive actions for first 10 days to deal with 'compounding crises' Sunday shows preview: Washington prepares for an inauguration and impeachment; coronavirus surges across the US The Hill's Morning Report - Biden asks Congress to expand largest relief response in U.S. history MORE, Biden’s chief of staff, scheduled to appear on CNN’s “State of the Union.” … [Read more...] about Sunday shows preview: Washington prepares for an inauguration and impeachment; coronavirus surges across the US
This will likely strengthen Trump’s standing with his already loyal base, and will also further alienate these voters from the political mainstream. This is likely given that a number of more moderate House Republicans, including the third-ranking Republican in the House, Liz Cheney, voted to impeach the president. Further, if and when the Senate holds a trial, it is likely that several moderate Republicans, including Mitt Romney, Pat Toomey, and Lisa Murkowski, among others, would vote to convict Trump. … [Read more...] about Will impeachment hurt Democrats?
“I may very well have,” Meijer responded. “But I think it's also important that we have elected leaders who are not thinking solely about what's in their individual self-interest, not what is going to be politically expedient, but what we actually need for the country.” … [Read more...] about Newly sworn-in GOP representative says he may have ended his career by voting to impeach Trump