Republican and Democratic senators sat in stunned silence this week as House impeachment managers presented their case against Donald Trump during his second impeachment trial. The prosecutors relied on never-before-seen footage of the Jan. 6 Capitol attack, as well as emotional presentations, to try to convince at least 17 Republicans to join Democrats to convict the former president.
But many Republican senators, while appearing moved by the arguments and evidence, are likely to side with Trump. Conviction will require two-thirds support of the chamber, or 67 votes, in an evenly divided 50-50 Senate. If Trump is convicted, he could be barred from running for president in 2024.