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With Republicans like these you don’t need Democrats.

A handful of GOP senators crossed party lines on Tuesday by voting to affirm the constitutionality of the impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump. The Senate agreed to consider the case against Trump by a 56-44 vote following hours of arguments by the former president’s legal team and House impeachment managers. A total of six Republicans – Sens. Susan Collins of Maine, Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Mitt Romney of Utah, Ben Sasse of Nebraska, and Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania – sided with Democrats in calling for the trial to proceed. Cassidy voted to proceed with the trial just two weeks after he joined other Republicans in a vote to dismiss the impeachment charge on grounds that proceedings against a former president would be unconstitutional. The Louisiana senator explained his reversal shortly after the first day of arguments concluded. TRUMP’S IMPEACHMENT TRIAL: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW “We heard arguments from both sides on the constitutionality of having a Senate trial of a president who has since left office,” Cassidy said. “A sufficient amount of evidence of constitutionality exists for the Senate to proceed with the trial. This vote is not a prejudgment on the final vote to convict.  “If anyone disagrees with my vote and wou

Six GOP senators vote that Trump impeachment trial is constitutional and can proceed | Fox News

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