David Schoen, one of former President Donald Trump’s lawyers, spoke on Tuesday about the constitutionality of his second Senate impeachment trial, which many Republicans have said should not go forward because Trump is no longer in office. Democrats are arguing for the trial to proceed.
Schoen called for lawmakers to wait for a full investigation into the events leading up to the Jan. 6 insurrection of the U.S. Capitol by a mob of Trump supporters.
“At the end of the day, this is not just about Donald Trump, or any individual. This is about our Constitution and abusing the impeachment power for political gain,” Schoen said.
During his argument, Schoen played video clips of calls from Democratic lawmakers for Trump to be impeached during his four years in office.
“This is nothing less than the political weaponization of the impeachment process. Pure, raw sport fueled by the misguided idea of party over country,” he said.
The Senate is holding an impeachment trial to examine Trump’s culpability in the attack.
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