President Biden on Friday said he is “anxious” to see whether Republican senators vote to convict former President Donald Trump of inciting an insurrection as the Senate impeachment trial barrels toward its conclusion.
- Impeachment trial resumes at 12 p.m. Friday
- Trump attorneys David Schoen, Bruce Castor and Michael T. van der Veen involved in presentation.
Impeachment trial resumes at 12 p.m. Friday
Trump attorneys David Schoen, Bruce Castor and Michael T. van der Veen involved in presentation.
Biden’s comment came as Trump’s attorneys are set to make their opening statements on the merits of the impeachment article Friday, in a presentation that is only expected to last a few hours.
Depending on if either side calls witnesses, the trial could be on a fast-track toward a final vote. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, said Thursday “We’re hoping they — the thing concludes by Saturday.
Trump’s attorneys are expected to argue that Democrats are being hypocritical in accusing Trump of incitement when they’ve used aggressive political rhetoric in the past; that House impeachment managers are taking Trump’s comments out of context and that Trump is protected by the First Amendment for his comments on Jan. 6.
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