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The First Day Of Trump's Second Impeachment Trial -- What Are Your Thoughts?

Feb 9, 2021


On this edition of Your Call, we recap the first day of Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial. House impeachment managers say Trump is “singularly responsible” for the deadly attack on the Capitol on January 6th.

After today's opening arguments, the Senate voted 56-44 to declare that the impeachment trial is constitutional. Six Republicans voted to move forward with the trial. If all Democrats unanimously vote to convict Trump, at least 17 Republicans must join them. What questions do you have?

Guests:

Garrett Epps, constitutional law expert, professor of law emeritus at the University of Baltimore, contributing writer to The Atlantic, and author of American Justice 2014: Nine Clashing Visions on the Supreme Court

 

Kimberly Wehle, professor of law at the University of Baltimore School of Law, author of How to Read the Constitution -- and Why and host of #SimplePolitics with Kim Wehle 

Web Resources:

 

CBS News: Trump impeachment trial live updates: House Democrats to present evidence "nobody has seen before"

 

Politico, Kimberly Wehle: Congress Still Has One More Way to Ban Trump from Future Office 

The Atlantic: Why Trump Is on Trial in the Senate 

The Guardian: Seditionaries: FBI net closes on Maga mob that stormed the Capitol