When the final vote comes to impeach the president in the Senate, sixty-seven senators will be required to convict the president. While this is considered highly unlikely, note that a number of Americans smaller than the smallest county in America (Kalawao County, Hawaii, with eighty-eight residents) could remove a president from office for the first time in US history.
The first day of President Trump’s impeachment trial concluded Tuesday after a 12-hour marathon session, with senators approving rules for the trial after several tense exchanges over the specifics.
Democratic House managers will begin presenting their case Wednesday.
Here are five key takeaways from the first day:
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It would be difficult to live in America without having an opinion about President Trump. A statistical analysis found that the media has given three times as much airtime to his presidency as to President Obama’s. Our culture seems to be consumed daily with who he is and what he does.