Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) issued the following statement on the constitutionality of an impeachment trial for President Trump:
 
“There are legal and constitutional arguments both favoring and opposing an impeachment trial of a former president.
 
“In my view, the text and context of the Constitution, the meaning of the term ‘impeachment’ to the founders, and the most relevant precedents indicate that it is constitutionally permissible for the Senate to consider the impeachment of President Trump.
 
“When President Trump’s impeachment trial begins on February 9th, I will again fulfill my responsibility to consider the arguments made by his lawyers and the House managers.”
 

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