Senate Republicans Support Donald Trump Ahead Of Impeachment Trial

source: WMBD News

Donald Trump’s defenders in the Senate on Sunday rallied around the former president before his impeachment trial, dismissing it as a waste of time and arguing that the former president’s fiery speech before the US Capitol insurrection does not make him responsible for the violence of January 6. 

‘If being held accountable means being impeached by the House and being convicted by the Senate, the answer to that is no,’ said Republican Senator Roger Wicker of Mississippi, making clear his belief that Trump should and will be acquitted. 

The Senate is set to launch the impeachment trial on Tuesday to consider the charge that Trump’s fighting words to protesters at a Capitol rally, as well as weeks of falsehoods about a stolen and rigged presidential election, provoked a mob to storm the Capitol. Five people as a result of the melee, including a police officer.