Senators will continue to deliver speeches regarding the two Articles of Impeachment against the Impeached President, Donald J. Trump, on Tuesday for day 13 of the Impeachment Trial. Each Senator will have up to 10 minutes for their remarks.
CNN Live Updates on Impeachment reported that the final vote from the Senate is expected to come on Wednesday, the day after President Impeached offers his State of the Union address. The vote is expected at 4 p.m. eastern time.
Highlights from Tuesday Day 12.
Sen. @lisamurkowski: "The president's behavior was shameful and wrong."— CSPAN (@cspan) February 4, 2020
Also: "I cannot vote to convict. The Constitution provides for impeachment but does not demand it in all instances." pic.twitter.com/h7GDDmWClY
.@Sen_JoeManchin: "I see no path to the 67 votes required to impeach President Trump…however, I do believe a bipartisan majority of this body would vote to censure President Trump for his actions." pic.twitter.com/XfKgYrxqBb— CSPAN (@cspan) February 3, 2020
.@Sen_JoeManchin on impeachment: "I remain undecided on how I will vote, but these points I believe to be true; first, it was not a perfect call." pic.twitter.com/aznRJcfaZo— CSPAN (@cspan) February 3, 2020
Prior to the Senators taking the floor to offer their thoughts on removing the President from Office, the House Impeachment Managers and President Impeached Defense Team delivered their closing arguments to the Senate and the American people.
President Impeached Defense Team.
Pat Cipollone: "I urge you on behalf of those Americans, of every American, on behalf of all of your constituents, to reject these Articles of Impeachment. It's the right thing for our country. The president has done nothing wrong. These types of impeachment must end." pic.twitter.com/FMA3zCWCwl— CSPAN (@cspan) February 3, 2020
Jay Sekulow: "Stand firm today and protect our nation. And I ask that this partisan impeach come to an end."— CSPAN (@cspan) February 3, 2020
Full video here: https://t.co/EXSZMokKgd pic.twitter.com/aWdmys3ogW
Ken Starr: "It's playing by the rules. It's why we don't allow deflated footballs or stealing signs from the field. Rules are rules. They're to be followed."— CSPAN (@cspan) February 3, 2020
Full video here: https://t.co/EXSZMokKgd pic.twitter.com/4VhspsTAaC
The House Managers.
We are holding young police recruits to a higher standard than the leader of the free world.— Rep. Val Demings (@RepValDemings) February 3, 2020
The Senate must convict and remove this president. pic.twitter.com/bWHeN6jcjQ
Closing arguments in the Impeachment Trial have concluded.— Hakeem Jeffries (@RepJeffries) February 3, 2020
My final words to the Senate.
Walk by Faith. Do the Right Thing.
Faith in the Constitution. Our Democracy. The Rule of Law.
And let’s continue our long, necessary and majestic march toward a more perfect union. pic.twitter.com/jYQom5Jaua
In my final remarks in the impeachment trial, I read a note I wrote to my kids — “Our system only works if people stand up and fight for it — and fighting for something important always comes with a cost.” pic.twitter.com/UFqEIA28QB— Rep. Jason Crow (@RepJasonCrow) February 3, 2020
History will not be kind to Donald Trump.— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) February 3, 2020
Because truth matters. Right matters. And decency matters.
It may be midnight in Washington, but the sun will rise again.
I put my faith in the optimism of our Founders.
You should too. pic.twitter.com/JJ2tGnQqxK
To view House Impeachment Manager lead, Adam Schiff’s (D-CA), full remarks, you can do so, here. I encourage everyone to take the 25 minutes to listen to his closing remarks.