GOP senators eye constitutional loophole over convicting Trump

Senate Republicans are eyeing up a possible loophole when it comes to President Trump’s impeachment – raise objections about the process.

By using objections to process as a basis for voting against impeachment or conviction, Republicans are finding a political middle ground. They avoid the potential political consequences of voting in favor of it, such as loss of support from the Trump-supporting voter base or public condemnation from other Republicans, while also avoiding being labeled by Democrats as apologists or enablers of Trump and the mob.

Republican Sens. Tom Cotton of Arkansas and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina each said Wednesday that it
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