Lindsey Graham said Democrats' impeachment claims that Donald Trump had incited the crowd before the Capitol Building insurrection had "fallen apart."
After initially being overruled by a Democratic Senator, Lee protested, "They are not true. I never made those statements. I ask that they be stricken!"
"Hawley is ignoring the trial reading stuff that has nothing to do with the impeachment... sitting with his legs up," one commenter noted. "If this gets you kicked out of Biology class, why doesn't it get him kicked out of the Senate?"
"It's not stupidity. I'm sorry. It's something way worse. This is evil. If you can't see what happened here, look in the mirror because there's a big problem with your moral core," said Brzezinski. "And you're not a patriot if you can't see what happened here and stand on the right side of history."
The president's second Senate impeachment trial got underway on Tuesday, and his team's work has swiftly come under scrutiny.
Trump Jr. said Congress should not focus on impeaching his father but rather on other issues facing the country, like the vaccination rollout and creating jobs.
Shortly after Cassidy's vote, the Republican Party of Louisiana announced it was "profoundly disappointed" with it, and right-leaning Twitter users threatened to vote him out of office.
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.
"If the #Jan6 organizers were Trump supporters, then why did they attack us while we were objecting to electoral college votes for Joe Biden?" Greene asked on Twitter.
"I have no idea why he's saying what he's saying," said Alan Dershowitz, a Harvard Law School professor emeritus and member of Trump's defense team during his first impeachment trial.
House legislators could have easily garnered more bipartisan support for impeachment, partly by gathering witness testimony, argues Jonathan Turley.
In the new poll, conducted by Gallup, 52 percent of Americans said they're in favor of convicting Trump, compared to 46 percent in the first impeachment trial.
When asked if Harris will have a vote in the impeachment trial, Frank O. Bowman III, a professor of law at the University of Missouri and an expert on the impeachment of the president and other federal officers, told Newsweek that the short answer is "no."
Smearing senators as seditionists is a danger to free speech and America's future.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has selected nine House Democrats who will serve as prosecutors in the trial.
Impeachment trial proceedings begin this week, more than a month after the Capitol riots that triggered the former president's second impeachment in the House.
The California congressman is the chair of the House Intelligence Committee and was the lead manager for Democrats during Trump's first impeachment in early 2020.
Public support for Trump's conviction by the Senate is higher now than during his first impeachment in early 2020, according to the ABC News/Ipsos study.
Jacob Chansley, also known as Jake Angeli, said he thought Trump had asked rioters to leave the Capitol: "Because, dude, he won the f***ing day, he f***ing won!"
The 74-member Wyoming Republican Party on Saturday passed a resolution to censure Cheney, with just eight members opposing the move.
The impeachment trial of former president Donald Trump begins Tuesday; meanwhile, the anti-Trump PAC faces distractions of its own with co-founder exits.
A majority of the Senate is seeking the new and unprecedented power to disqualify a future candidate for office who is now a private citizen.
On Tuesday, attorneys David Schoen and Bruce Castor responded to the House's filing that Trump incited the January 6 Capitol insurrection.
A legal brief from Trump's defense team states that he still thinks he is the president, leaving Senate Republicans to either agree or disagree, neither of which puts them in a comfortable position.
He suggested that if any witnesses are called by Democrat senators, the FBI would be called in a move that might extend the trial by months.
Donald Trump's new lawyer worked with Jeffrey Epstein in his last days and believes there is more to the financier's death than the ruling of suicide.
"I think she's very smart and she plays a key role in our party," the Ohio Republican senator said.
The ex-president wanted to use the trial to relitigate his claims of election fraud, but Lindsey Graham told him, "You don't want to go there."
We should not pretend that there are authoritative constitutional answers here—just weaker and stronger interpretations. But a Senate trial is, as the Constitution emphasizes, an exceptional procedure.