This week, the U.S. Senate will do something it has never done before in its 230-year history: hear a second impeachment trial for one president, charged with incitement of an insurrection that threatened the lives of the trial’s own jurors, and broke through to the very chamber where the trial will unfold.
Despite it all, the latest impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump will open Tuesday afternoon in a room full of people who wish they were anywhere else, from the 100 jurors who will hear the case to the team of Trump lawyers arguing it. Down the street, the new White House—which has to this point treated the trial as if it were happening on another plane of existence—is seemingly counting down the minutes until the tedious business is dispensed with.
That’s not to say that the nine House Democrats who will present the case against Trump will be shunned. The newly-minted Senate Democratic majority is, to a person, livid at the ex-president, and they are anxious to see him held accountable for what they consider to be a historic offense.
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