Impeachement Day 2: Now That The Rules Are Settled
Day one done, day two kicks off at 1PM EST. Let’s Talk about it..
Senators voted 53-47, approving a set of procedures for the impeachment trial put forward by the Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, all amendments introduced by Democrats were rejected https://t.co/o8eFFt2exh pic.twitter.com/6xSb0A8TNL
— Reuters (@Reuters) January 22, 2020
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With a marathon day of debate on the rules of President Trump’s impeachment trial now behind them, the Senate will gather at 1 p.m. Wednesday to hear opening arguments from the House’s impeachment managers.
The Senate approved the parameters for the impeachment trial in the early morning hours Wednesday after Democrats were roundly rejected in their efforts to subpoena witnesses and documents before opening arguments are finished.
Increasingly restless senators sat silently over the 13-hour session as House impeachment managers and White House lawyers debated 11 amendments to the resolution introduced by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell setting the rules for the trial, all of which failed, and all but one in party-line votes. McConnell’s resolution was adopted in another party-line vote of 53-47.
A particularly bitter exchange in the early morning hours prompted a stern rebuke from Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, who is presiding over the trial.
WATCH: Chief Justice John Roberts admonishes House impeachment managers and president's counsel for “speaking in a manner and using language that is not conducive to civil discourse.”
— ABC News (@ABC) January 22, 2020
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