From gallery, Hawley hears Democrat argue he is less culpable than Trump for riot

WASHINGTON — Missouri Republican Sen. Josh Hawley faced reports Wednesday that he was leaning back and not paying close attention when House Democrats made their case against former President Donald Trump during the second day of the impeachment trial. But there was one moment Hawley definitely listened to — when Rep. Eric Swalwell, a California Democrat, distinguished between Trump’s behavior over the weeks leading up to the deadly Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol and that of the senators serving as Trump’s jurors. “What our commander-in-chief did was wildly different from what anyone here in this …

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