WASHINGTON – On Tuesday afternoon, the US Senate voted that former President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial is constitutional, even as most Republicans vote against proceeding.
The trial started Tuesday with a debate and vote on whether it’s even constitutional to prosecute the former president.
Trump is the first president to be impeached twice. He is charged with inciting an insurrection on Jan. 6, when a mob of his supporters broke into the Capitol to interrupt the electoral vote count. Five people died. Before the riot, Trump had told his supporters to “fight like hell” to overturn his election defeat.