House Democrats will deliver to the Senate a single, hastily-passed article of impeachment against former President Trump. A trial is set to begin two weeks later, on February 9. It will be an event without precedent — the first time in U.S. history that a former president will be tried in a court of impeachment. But does the Constitution even allow a trial for an ex-president? Democrats of course say yes, but the precedent is pretty flimsy, and there is plenty of reason to believe just the opposite. So just why do Democrats think they can go after Trump one last time? A look at a what is sure to be an impassioned, and very weird, argument.

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  1. colleenb Member
    colleenb
    @colleenb

    Clear and concise as usual.

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  2. Bishop Wash Member
    Bishop Wash
    @BishopWash

    Congress supposedly loves compromise or at least that was the story when I was growing up, so I offer a compromise. Hold the trial and if found guilty the President (Biden) is removed.

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  3. FredGoodhue Coolidge
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    @FredGoodhue

    There is an argument to be made to not have a trial. There is an argument to be made to have a trial. A majority of Senators will have enough legal cover to do whatever they want.

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  4. Taras Coolidge
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    @Taras

    FredGoodhue (View Comment):

    There is an argument to be made to not have a trial. There is an argument to be made to have a trial. A majority of Senators will have enough legal cover to do whatever they want.

    With Justice Roberts refusing to participate, it’s a mock trial anyway.

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