Impeachment: The Senate Trial 1.21.2020

Coverage of the Senate Trial of Donald John Trump begins live via PBS at about 12:30 PM ET. The Senate session is set to start at 1:00 PM ET. Today’s session is going to be mostly a fight over the rules that Senate Majority Leader “Midnight in Moscow” Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has put forward which the Senate Democrats find unacceptable. Democratic Minority Leader Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) has called these a “national disgrace” and an attempt by Republicans to cover up for an out of control president who has abused the powers of the office. There will be up to two hours of debate for each amendment, but they will not pass unless four Republicans support the Democrats’ proposals, which currently seems unlikely.