45 Republican senators vote to dismiss impeachment of Donald Trump

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Published on 27 Jan 2021, 9:00
Donald Trump’s hopes of avoiding conviction by the US Senate were strengthened on Tuesday when 45 Republicans tried to dismiss his impeachment trial before it even began. After they were sworn in and signed the oath book – each using a different pen due to coronavirus precautions – Rand Paul of Kentucky challenged the legitimacy of the trial. Chuck Schumer, the Democratic majority leader, dismissed Paul’s theory as 'flat-out wrong'

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