This is an historic week here in the United States, and one that will demand some extraordinary things from our elected representatives.
This is the first week of Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial, in which he stands accused of “inciting an insurrection” back on January 6th.
Except that Trump himself won’t be standing trial – at least not in person. The former President has opted out of appearing and giving testimony himself, choosing instead to send a couple of newly-appointed lawyers to the Capitol instead.
These latecomers to the team haven’t impressed anyone, however.
“President Trump’s team was disorganized. They did everything they could but to talk about the question at hand. And when they talked about it, they kind of glided over it, almost as if they were embarrassed of their arguments,” GOP Senator Bill Cassidy told reporters after the first day of the trial.
One of Trump’s most outspoken Republican critics agreed.
“In fairness, I was really stunned at the first attorney who presented for former President Trump. I couldn’t figure out where he was going,” said Senator Lisa Murkowski, another Republican who voted that the trial was constitutional. Senator Susan Collins, who also voted in favor of the trial’s constitutionality, said she was “perplexed” by Castor’s argument.
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