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Will President Trump's second impeachment end differently?

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Posted at 10:19 PM, Jan 13, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-13 23:33:31-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The question of what will happen to President Trump is once again in the hands of 100 senators who will act as jurors in Trump's second impeachment trial, including Sens. Marsha Blackburn and Bill Hagerty (R-Tenn.).

It takes 67 senators to convict Trump on the article of Inciting an Insurrection.

NewsChannel 5 Political Analyst Pat Nolan says it's unclear whether the votes are there.

"The question, when it comes before the senate, is how big is the rift in the Republican party?" said Nolan. "Is it big enough to do that to President Trump?"

The big difference this second time is the trial will almost certainly happen after Trump is already out of office.

The vote to convict would only impact Trump's possible future plans. Could that mean the difference for Senators who may want to run for President themselves?

"He could then be barred from running for president again for the rest of his life," Nolan said. "Removing a potential opponent might be interesting to them."

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