The president says it all the time because it’s true: this is the continuation of a hoax made possible by the cynical and malevolent action of House Democrats. The Founders are turning in their graves.
The good news is this will be the first time the president will be able to defend himself.
The Republicans are infamous for snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. Let’s hope they handle this like the political fraud it is and put if out of its misery as soon as possible. In the meantime, the president’s team should be making it clear to the American people exactly how much of a fraud this is. While a circus, it’s important to note what to expect. Click through for the latest.
Chief Justice John Roberts and the senators who will serve as jurors were sworn in Thursday for the Trump impeachment trial, as the historic proceedings opened in the Senate with a mix of pageantry and partisan swipes.
“Senators, I attend the Senate in conformity with your notice for the purpose of joining with you for the trial of the president of the United States,” Roberts said, before Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley, the president pro tempore, administered the oath to him.
Roberts then immediately swore in the senators, who will act as the jury in the trial. One by one, each senator took turns approaching the well of the Senate to sign an oath book.
After the swearing-in, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said the trial will continue at 1 p.m. EST on Tuesday.