Watch Live: Senate Impeachment Trial, Day 1

U.S. Capitol at Dusk September 2013. Photo by Martin Falbisoner.

On January 6th, 2021, a group of assholes stormed our Capitol in the hopes of overturning the 2020 Presidential Election. They entered the Capitol following months of gun powder being crammed down their throats by then-President Impeached Just One-Time, but Now It’s Two Time’s.

The result of the attack on the Capitol left a police officer, Brian Sicknick, dead, as well as a protester, Ashli Babbitt, who was shot and killed by a Capitol Police Officer. Three others died that day, with dozens of injuries reported.

In light of his lying to his supporters about how the election was stolen, it was rigged, and you should “fight like hell,” for him, the House filed an article of Impeachment that charged the then-President Donald “Impeached” Trump, with inciting “an insurrection.”

On January 13th, 2021, the House voted on the Article of Impeachment, with 232 voting in favor of Impeachment, including 10 Republicans and 197 voting against the Impeachment. NPR noted at the time that 4 Republicans did not vote for or against the Article of Impeachment.

On January 25th, 2021, the House transmitted the Article of Impeachment to the Senate, which started the trial process. In light of the Senate’s attempt to sure up a Leadership agreement, both Democrat Leader Senator Chuck Schumer and Republican Leader Senator Mitch McConnell agreed to postpone the trial until the 9th, of February saying at the time, it gave Impeached President that Only Hires the Best People defense time to review the evidence against Impeached Firestarter.

On Monday, One-term, Twice Impeached attorneys filed a legal brief, opposing the Senate Trial.

CNN Fact-Checker Daniel Dale fact-checked the legal brief.

It should be pointed out that on page 4 of the 78 brief, Trump lawyers write that; One might have been excused for thinking that the Democrats’ fevered hatred for Citizen Trump and their “Trump Derangement Syndrome” would have been broken by now, seeing as he is no longer President

House Impeachment Managers led by Democrat Rep. Jamie Raskin responded to the 78 page brief, with a 5 page brief of their own, writing in part, “the evidence of President Trump’s conduct is overwhelming. He has no valid excuse or defense for his actions. And his efforts to escape accountability are entirely unavailing.”

Also on Monday, Senate Majority Leader Schumer announced an agreement reached as to how the trial will proceed.

Tuesday starting at 1 p.m. D.C., time, the House Impeachment Managers and Trump’s Defense team will have 4 hours equally divided to present arguments on whether the Senate Trial is Constitutional or not. At the end of arguments, the Senate will vote on whether the case moves forward or if the case is dismissed.

Up to 4 hours equally divided between the Impeachment Managers and the former president’s counsel to present arguments on Tuesday February 9 on the constitutionality of the trial. Following these arguments the Senate will vote, at a simple majority threshold, on whether the Senate has jurisdiction under the Constitution to try the former president.  If a majority votes in favor of the constitutionality of the trial, it will proceed under the provisions of the resolution as follows. 

Democrats.senate.gov. 02/08/2021.

NPR reported that the threshold to pass is a simple majority of 51 votes.

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