Trump impeachment goes to Senate, trial to start Feb. 8th

Watchdog Probes If Doj Officials Tried To Overturn Election
Manuel Balce Ceneta

Former President Donald Trump waves to the members of the media on arrival at Palm Beach International Airport in West Palm Beach, Fla., Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House impeachment case against Donald Trump has been delivered to the Senate for his upcoming trial.

House Democratic prosecutors made the ceremonial walk across the Capitol late Monday to deliver the charge of incitement of insurrection, but Republican senators are easing off their criticism of the former president.

Sen. Ron Johnson said in a tweet Monday night that he will “challenge the constitutionality of this vindictive impeachment trial before it begins.”

It’s an early sign of Trump’s enduring sway over the party, even out of office. Instead Republicans are presenting a tangle of Republican legal arguments against the legitimacy of the trial and questioning whether Trump’s repeated demands to overturn the Joe Biden’s election really amounted to incitement.

The trial is to begin in two weeks.