With Trump conviction unlikely, some senators eye censure

Washington (AFP) – Donald Trump on Wednesday looked increasingly likely to dodge conviction after nearly all senators from his party signalled opposition to his trial, fuelling efforts to instead censure the ex-president over the ransacking of the US Capitol. Republicans and Democrats alike were considering a censure resolution as an alternative, after a Tuesday motion challenging the constitutionality of trying a former president on a charge stemming from his impeachment drew the support of 45 out of 50 Senate Republicans. That motion failed, and the trial — in which Trump faces a charge of …

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