Who To Watch
*Keep In Mind*
- The Senate is made up of 100 lawmakers: 2 from each state.
- Senators (53 GOP / 47 Dem) get the final word on procedures governing the trial & whether to remove the President.
- Simple majority or 51 votes are needed to pass procedural motions (witnesses, documents).
- Two-thirds or 67 votes are needed to remove (convict).
PRES. TRUMP’S TEAM
- Lawyers incl. Ken Starr (oversaw the investigation that led to Pres. Clinton’s impeachment), Alan Dershowitz (famed defense atty), Pres. Trump’s personal atty Jay Sekulow & White House counsel Pat Cipollone, among others.
- Lawmakers include those active in the impeachment proceedings, such as Reps. Jim Jordan (OH) and Doug Collins (GA).
THE HOUSE MANAGERS
Democrats arguing for impeachment.
- Intelligence Chair Adam Schiff (CA)
- Judiciary Chair Jerry Nadler (NY)
- Dem Caucus Chair Hakeem Jeffries (NY)
- Sylvia Garcia (TX), a fmr. judge
- Val Demings (FL), a fmr. police chief & the only non-lawyer
- Jason Crow (CO), a fmr. Army Ranger
- Zoe Lofgren (CA) – she participated in the impeachment inquires into Presidents Richard Nixon & Bill Clinton
Who To Watch:
Senators who’ve indicated they *might* be willing to cross party lines:
- Lamar Alexander (TN)
- Susan Collins (ME) – voted to break with Republicans and voted to acquit Pres. Clinton during his impeachment trial.
- Mitt Romney (UT)
- Lisa Murkowski (AK)
Who To Watch:
Senators running for president in 2020:
- Michael Bennet (CO)
- Amy Klobuchar (MN)
- Elizabeth Warren (MA)
- Bernie Sanders (VT)
Senators who’ve indicated they *might* be willing to cross party lines: Doug Jones (AL) & Joe Manchin (WV)
WHO YOU WON'T SEE IN THE COMING DAYS: Witnesses – at least not yet. On the first day of the trial, the Senate Republicans blocked attempts by Senate Democrats to subpoena documents and witnesses *before* opening arguments are finished. What happens after opening arguments is TBD.
Here are the five Senate factions that will decide Trump’s fate
- Meet the 7 House Representatives who will argue the case for convicting Trump in his upcoming impeachment trial
- How the senators voted on impeachment
- Karl Rove explains why some Democratic senators may vote to acquit Trump https://www.foxnews.com/media/karl-rove-democrats-impeachment-trial-vote-trump
by Jenna Lee,