Blunt, a juror, calls Trump’s lawyers ‘our side’ on third day of impeachment trial

WASHINGTON — Missouri Republican Sen. Roy Blunt, a juror in former President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, called Trump’s defense team “our side” when talking to reporters Thursday. “I’m not sure when our side starts, but Saturday’s looking better all the time,” Blunt told reporters Thursday in response to a question about when the trial was likely to conclude. At the beginning of the impeachment trial, senators swore an oath “to do impartial justice.” But Blunt’s phrasing reflects the political nature of the trial. Blunt was one of 44 Republicans to vote that the trial was unconstitutiona…

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