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Senate Republicans’ bid to challenge Trump impeachment trial fails

By David MorganWashington – Forty-five Senate Republicans backed a failed effort on Tuesday to halt former president Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, in a show of party unity that some cited as a clear sign he will not be convicted of inciting insurrection at the Capitol.Republican Senator Rand Paul made a motion on the Senate floor that would have required the chamber to vote on whether Trump’s trial in February violates the US Constitution.The Democratic-led Senate blocked the motion in a 55-45 vote. But only five Republican lawmakers joined Democrats to reject the move, far short of the 17 Republicans who …read more

Source:: Independent Online