Trump’s lawyers argued he couldn’t be tried after leaving the White House.
He’s now the first former president to face such proceedings.
A 56-44 majority voted in favour of continuing the process, including six Republicans
Impeachment managers and defence lawyers will present their cases over the next two days.
A two-thirds majority of the evenly split senate is needed to convict Trump of inciting insurrection.
Democrats accuse him of provoking the January 6 assualt on the U.S. Capitol.
His legal team says the charges are politically motivated.
Presenter: Sami Zeidan
Jack Kingston is a former U.S. Republican Congressman.
Kesha Ram is Vermont State Senator.
Chris Haynes is Associate Professor of Political Science and Legal Studies at University of New Haven.
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