Second impeachment trial wrapping up

Congress is currently holding former president Trump’s second impeachment trial for the charge of “Incitement of Insurrection” against the capitol on January 6. This is the first time any president has been impeached twice. In order for the indictment they would need two thirds of the Senate to vote in favor, which is 67 out of 100 people.

After being proven constitutional, the Senate impeachment trial started on February 9. On February 10 and 11 the Democratic House Impeachment Managers laid out their points and arguments. They used video footage and clips to show how the entire day of January 6 went. February 12 is the day for Trump’s defense, and it’s expected for the trial to wrap up before the weekend is over.

If impeached, it could stop him from running for president in 2024, although the Senate would vote on if he’s allowed to run, and they would only need a majority to agree. The Senate is currently evenly split, 50 Republicans and 50 Democrats. When they need a tie-breaker they go to the vice president, which is currently a Democrat.