Senate Still Arguing Over Details of Trump Impeachment Trial of Which Everyone Already Knows the Outcome

The Senate is set to begin, and likely finish, Trump’s second impeachment trial this week. Everyone from Democrats, Republicans, and the media acknowledge Trump will not be convicted, so why are we all being subjected to a dog and pony show?


Former President Trump’s history-making second impeachment trial over his alleged role in inciting the Jan. 6th attack on the Capitol will begin in the Senate this week.


reporting from the left side of the aisle




  • OAN’s coverage of the impending trial leaned heavily on Republican arguments that Trump was exercising his First Amendment right to free speech when talking about the 2020 election results.
  • Newsmax reported on lawyer Alan Dershowitz’ belief that congressional Democrats are making a “tactical and moral mistake” with the second impeachment trial, and that they should take Biden’s “unity” message to heart.
  • emphasized an interview Kentucky Senator Rand Paul gave Fox News Sunday, who argued, in part, that Chief Justice Roberts’ decision not to preside over the Senate trial is “a signal that the entire trial is unconstitutional” given the Constitution’s straightforward requirements on presidential impeachment.
  • RedState reported on Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s demeaning treatment of a reporter, which in all likelihood would have been called a direct attack on the free press had a Republican done it, when she called a reporter’s question about impeachment “a waste of time.”


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