The GOP senators said the House impeachment managers had a stronger case on constitutionality.
"I have credible evidence to support the truth of my description of Former Vice-President Pence as a traitor," lawyer Lin Wood reportedly wrote in a court filing on Tuesday.
"People are entitled to be idiots," Texas Senator Ted Cruz said Tuesday, "and you know what, in the United States Congress we get a lot of people doing that."
Multiple experts dispute the notion that those who do not immediately spend the proposed $1,400 stimulus checks back into the economy would be working against the stimulus effort.
"Everyone makes mistakes. Everyone's entitled to a mulligan once in a while," Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) said Tuesday.
On the same day as the start of his Senate impeachment trial, a lawyer argued that former President Donald Trump should be allowed to live in his Florida resort as an employee of sorts.
"I thought I knew where it was going," Senator Lindsey Graham told reporters on Tuesday, "and I really didn't know where it was going."
Dominion Voting Services said it had to hire private investigators and cross state lines to find attorney Sidney Powell after filing a $1.3 billion defamation lawsuit against Powell.
Former President Donald Trump's highly anticipated second impeachment trial began on Tuesday, just a little more than a month following the riot at the U.S. Capitol Building during Congress' certification of the 2020 election results.
In a Tuesday statement, Capitol rioter Jake Angeli said he was "deeply disappointed" in former President Donald Trump.
The Michigan Senate majority leader called the Capitol riot a "hoax from day one" and added that "it was all staged."
The Republican congressman addressed his Tuesday vote upholding the constitutionality of Trump's impeachment trial in the Senate.
Former President Donald Trump's legal team is arguing that Trump is being improperly tried on an impeachment charge for an unprecedented second time because of Democrats' deep-seated dislike of him. To kick off Tuesday's trial, they showed a montage straight from reality television to back them up.
Representative Jamie Raskin issued a warning on the first day of Donald Trump's Senate impeachment trial.
President Joe Biden said Tuesday that he favored keeping the income caps for proposed $1,400 direct payments at $75,000 for individuals and $150,000 for married couples.
"They say you need this trial before the nation can heal, that the nation cannot heal without it. I say our nation cannot possibly heal with it," Schoen said.
"Nothing before us proves illegality anywhere near the massive scale, the massive scale that would have tipped the entire election," Mitch McConnell said in January.
Bruce Castor, Trump's attorney, argued on the Senate floor that Democrats feared voters could once again want a change in 2024 and "go back to Donald Trump."
The controversy began when eight Democrats voted in favor of an amendment in the COVID relief package from GOP Sen. Todd Young that aimed to block undocumented immigrants from receiving aid, prompting outrage among activists for 'mixed-status' households with undocumented migrants and U.S. citizens.
Representative Ilhan Omar said that the wage increase is supported by the "overwhelming majority of Americans, including in swing states."
House legislators could have easily garnered more bipartisan support for impeachment, partly by gathering witness testimony, argues Jonathan Turley.
The "Trump War Room" Twitter account said the ex-president's second impeachment trial is the sort of thing that occurs in "banana republics" and "third world dictatorships."
"The president of the United States sided with the insurrectionists. He celebrated their cause. He validated their attack," Cicilline said in reference to Trump's January 6 tweet about the Capitol riot.
During what had already been an emotionally devastating week, U.S. Representative Jamie Raskin brought his daughter and son-in-law to the United States Capitol to witness the certification of President Joe Biden's election on January 6.
"I don't think it's a long-term path to success," said the Republican congressman, who backed Trump's impeachment in the House.
President Joe Biden won't be among the anticipated millions of Americans watching the U.S. Senate's second impeachment trial of Donald Trump .
The montage included clips of rioters shouting "fight for Trump" and "we are listening to Trump."
Brian Kalt, a law professor at Michigan State, said Trump's attorneys misrepresented his findings, which favor impeaching officials after they've left office.
GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger warned the volatile situation in America may "get much, much worse," leading to a future incident which simply "cannot be overcome."