As our nation prepares for yet another historic, but ornery, week in Washington DC, there are no shortage of predictions out there for how Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial could shake out.
Trump is the only President to ever find himself in such a situation, having already been impeached once. During his trial, Democrats will seek to prove that the then-President’s words to a crowd on January 6th were the spark that sent them storming into the US Capitol.
And while many are taking this round of impeachment far more seriously than Trump’s first brush with infamy, there are some prominent Republicans continuing to pour cold water on the left’s dream of convincing Trump and barring him from ever holding office again.
Republican Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina said Sunday that the outcome of former President Donald Trump’s upcoming impeachment trial is “really not in doubt” as many Republicans believe the Senate lacks the authority to try a president who is no longer in office and will likely vote to acquit him.
“It’s not a question of how the trial ends, it’s a question of when it ends,” Graham said in an interview with “Face the Nation.” “Republicans are going to view this as an unconstitutional exercise, and the only question is, will they call witnesses, how long does the trial take? But the outcome is really not in doubt.”
The certainty of Trump’s acquittal has led to rumors that the ex-President’s legal team could introduce a number of arguments during the week that address voting issues from the 2020 election – a subject that will almost certainly send Democrats into a tizzy.
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