A lawyer for former US President Donald Trump said his legal team would focus on “procedural objections” during their client’s Senate trial as part of his impeachment process that begins on Tuesday.
In a telephone interview with Reuters on Friday evening, lawyer Bruce Castor Jr. rejected the Senate’s trial, describing it as “unconstitutional.”
Castor said that Trump’s defense team would try to “win the case based on a set of procedural objections,” explaining that it includes an appeal against the possibility of trying a former congressman after leaving office.
On January 13, 2021, most members of the US House of Representatives, including 10 Republican lawmakers, voted in favor of passing legislation providing for Trump to be held accountable in the context of the issue of accusing him of “inciting the revolt,” following the storming of Congress by some of his supporters on January 6 in a wave Disturbances resulted in 5 deaths.
Trump, who left office on Jan.20 as the term of his successor, Democrat Joe Biden, became the first president in US history to face impeachment twice.
Trump’s comrades in the Senate are likely to prevent Democrats from indicting the former president, which entails support for 67 of the 100 senators.