Where all 100 senators stand on conviction

Former President Donald Trump’s historic second impeachment trial is set to begin in the Senate on Tuesday.

At least 17 Republican senators would need to join all 50 Democrats to convict Trump by a two-thirds majority. A conviction, though unlikely, means Trump would be barred from ever holding office again.

The Democratic-led House impeached Trump in a bipartisan vote and charged him with “incitement of insurrection” just a week after the deadly riot, led by a pro-Trump mob that broke into the Capitol on Jan. 6.

Here are where all 100 senators stand:

Republicans with no official statement

Most Republican senators have made their positions known on the trial, and most voted a few weeks ago to say the impeachment trial against Trump is unconstitutional in the Senate, arguing that he couldn’t be tried as a private citizen.

However, despite those votes, a handful of GOP senators have no official statement regarding whether they will convict or not.

Five Republican senators sided with their Democratic colleagues to reject the idea that Trump’s second impeachment trial was unconstitutional.

Democrats with no official statement

Similarly to their Republican colleagues, most Democratic senators have released statements or publicly suggested how they feel about the trial, and convicting Trump.

However, a few have not released any official statements yet.

Republicans who are a definite NO to conviction: 

By USA TODAY’s count so far, 35 Republican senators have said they do not support convicting Trump for various reasons, such supporting him, not believing he incited the riot, ornot believing you can convict a former president.

(Click the portraits to explore their statements.)

Democrats who are a definite YES to conviction:

By USA TODAY’s count, 40 Democratic Senators have stated or suggested that they support convicting Trump, and believe he needs to be held accountable.

(Click the portraits to explore their statements.)



Source: USA Today – Breaking News

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