The impeachment trial for Donald Trump will continue on Friday as the former president’s lawyers open arguments.
Trump’s lawyers have a simple objective as they open their defense at the former president’s impeachment trial: Don’t lose any Republican votes.
Most Senate Republicans have indicated that they will vote to acquit Trump on the House charge of incitement of insurrection. They argue that the trial is unconstitutional and that Trump didn’t incite supporters to lay siege on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 when he told them to “fight like hell” against the certification of President Joe Biden’s victory. If Republicans hold the line, Democrats will fall well short of the two-thirds of the Senate needed for conviction.
ABC News Live will be doing anchored coverage of the trial each day.
A stream of Friday’s proceeding can also be seen here.
Watch the stream in the video player below: