His comments are a likely blow for Democrats and come as House Democrats presented an article of impeachment to the Senate Monday night.
- Trump will stand trial weeks after the House voted to impeach him on a single count of “incitement of insurrection.”
- The trial itself is slated to begin on Tuesday, Feb. 9, weeks after Trump’s final day in office.
Republican denunciations of Trump have cooled since the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol. Instead, Republicans are presenting a tangle of legal arguments against the legitimacy of the trial and questioning whether Trump’s repeated demands to overturn Joe Biden’s election really amounted to incitement.
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