Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum said "Republicans don't care" if Trump is guilty of the charges leveled in the articles of impeachment. Meanwhile, Ohio Democratic Senator Sherrod Brown said the GOP was "afraid" of the president. "Fear does the business," Brown said.
"I think they [the Senate] should hear the testimony that they can get," Congressman Francis Rooney said.
Sen. Sherrod Brown said his own biases against President Trump would be "immaterial" in the widely expected Senate trial.
The Senate Majority Leader scheduled a banking reform bill for consideration this week, effectively delaying a debate on gun control in Congress's upper chamber as much of the country turns to Capitol Hill for stricter firearms regulations.
The bill rolls back some regulations from the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act, which placed restrictions on banks in the wake of the financial crisis.