Tuesday, February 9, 2021

5:10 p.m. The Senate adjourned until 12:00 noon on Wednesday.

5:09 p.m. By a tally of 56-44 the Senate decided the trial was Constitutional.

Republicans Cassidy, Collins, Murkowski, Romney, Sasse and Toomey joined all Democrats and Independents in favor.

5:01 p.m. The Senate began voting on whether the trial of a former President was Constitutional.

5:00 p.m. Mr Raskin was recognized.

3:51 p.m. Mr Schoen, representing Mr Trump was recognized.

3:02 p.m. The Senate returned from the recess, Mr Castor, representing Mr Trump was recognized.

2:41 p.m. The Senate took a brief recess.

2:32 p.m. Mr Raskin was recognized.

2:10 p.m. House Manager Mr Cicilline was recognized.

1:43 p.m. House Manager Neguse was recognized.

1:30 p.m. Manager Raskin resumed his argument.

1:14 p.m. House Manager Raskin was recognized. He made a video presentation of the attack on the Capitol.

1:13 p.m. By a vote of 89 to 11, the resolution was agreed to.

1:05 p.m. The clerk began the call of the roll.

1:04 p.m. Majority Leader Schumer called up the resolution governing the conduct of the trial and asked for the yeas and nays.

1:02 p.m. President Pro Tempore Leahy called on the sergeant at arms to make the proclamation. The sergeant at arms proclaimed the trial to be in session.

The Senate will convene as a court of impeachment at 1:00 p.m.

Following the prayer and pledge, the Senate will resume the impeachment trial of former President Donald John Trump. Then, the Senate is expected to consider a trial organizing resolution. If the Senate cannot adopt the resolution by unanimous consent, there will be a roll call vote on adoption of the resolution.

The resolution calls for up to 4 hours equally divided between the Impeachment Managers and the former president’s counsel to present arguments on the constitutionality of the trial. Following these arguments the Senate will vote, at a simple majority threshold, on whether the Senate has jurisdiction under the Constitution to try the former president. 

Additional roll call votes are expected during Tuesday’s session.