Senate Republicans signal Trump's impeachment trial as unconstitutional

Senate Republicans signal Trump's impeachment trial as unconstitutional

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The US Senate signalled on Tuesday that there are not nearly enough votes to convict ex-President Donald Trump in an impeachment trial when five Republican senators rejected an effort by Senator Rand Paul to declare the looming trial as unconstitutional.

The US Senate signalled on Tuesday that there are not nearly enough votes to convict ex-President Donald Trump in an impeachment trial when five Republican senators rejected an effort by Senator Rand Paul to declare the looming trial as unconstitutional.

The Hill reported that the upper chamber in the US Congress voted 55-45 to set aside Paul's motion but five GOP (another name for the Republican Party -- Grand Old Party) Senators Mitt Romney, Ben Sasse, Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski (Alaska) and Pat Toomey (Pa.) voted with Democrats to " table Paul's point of order."

It was further reported that the vote is the clearest sign yet that Trump is heading toward a second acquittal and offers an early insight into which Republicans "are lining up behind" an argument that his second impeachment trial isn't constitutional.

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