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Donald Trump Impeachment Trial

Posted at 2:55 PM, Feb 16, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-16 15:55:11-05

WTVF-NASHVILLE — For only the fourth time in American history, a President is on trial in the U.S. Senate after being impeached by the House.
This is a record second time for now former President Donald Trump. This time he faces possible conviction for inciting sedition, after encouraging an angry mob of his supporters to march on and sack the U.S. Capitol, in a deadly assault to try and stop the certification of the 2020 election, which Mr. Trump lost.

How has the trial gone so far? With no impeached president having ever been convicted by the Senate, what is the likely verdict this time and what will that mean for our two political parties and the polarization that deeply divides the nation?

To gain some insights and wisdom, seeking answers to those questions, we welcome back Dr. John Vile of Middle Tennessee State University, where is a long- time professor of political science and the Dean of the Honors College.