Republicans signal deep resistance to Trump Senate trial

Washington (AFP) – Republican lawmakers demonstrated Sunday that Democrats will have a fight on their hands to convict Donald Trump when the Senate next month opens its first-ever impeachment trial of a former president. Speaker Nancy Pelosi is expected on Monday to send senators a single article of impeachment passed in the House of Representatives that blames Trump for inciting the chaotic Capitol invasion of January 6, which left five people dead.  But as both sides prepared for what is expected to be a relatively quick trial, senior Republicans pushed back with both political and constitut…

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