Trump's Legal Team Makes a Feeble Day One Showing
GOP Senators Pan Performance of Trump Impeachment Team
Trump's legal team was so bad that GOP Senators Pan Performance.
In an afternoon session dedicated to the question of whether the trial was constitutional, Trump lawyer Bruce L. Castor Jr. had a rough start: He introduced himself as the “lead prosecutor,” before clarifying that he was Mr. Trump’s lead counsel and assuring senators: “I do understand the difference.”
In about 45 minutes of remarks, Mr. Castor veered from the fall of Rome and Greece to the trade-off between liberty and security, occasionally referencing his relationships with some senators while only briefly addressing the core questions of the case.
Sen. John Cornyn (R., Texas) said Mr. Castor “just rambled on and on and on and didn’t really address the constitutional argument.” Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas) said he didn’t think Mr. Trump’s lawyers did “the most effective job.”
“The [Democratic] House managers were focused, they were organized,” Sen. Bill Cassidy (R., La.) told reporters. “President Trump’s team were disorganized. They did everything they could but to talk about the question at hand.”
“If I’m an impartial juror, and I’m trying to make a decision based upon the facts as presented on this issue, then the House managers did a much better job,” Mr. Cassidy said.
No Idea What They Were Doing
Alan Dershowitz, an attorney who defended former President Trump in his first impeachment trial, commented “There is no argument. I have no idea what Castor is doing."
Bill Cassidy Switches His Vote
Republican Sen. Bill Cassidy switched his vote to saying the impeachment trial is legal.
Murkowski was stunned but 44 idiots or liars were not.
6 Republican Senators voted Yes with all Democrats: Cassidy (LA), Collins (ME), Murkowski (AK), Romney (UT), Sasse (NE) & Toomey (PA). Leahy presiding announces: "Senate shall proceed with the trial."
Only 6 out of 50 Republican Senators agree to respect and obey the Constitution.
This was a very sad display by Senate Republicans.