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Tester Votes For, Daines Votes Against Second Trump Impeachment Trial

Montana Senators Steve Daines and Jon Tester speaking on the Senate floor about their impeachment votes, Feb. 4, 2020.
Montana Senators Steve Daines and Jon Tester speaking on the Senate floor about their impeachment votes, Feb. 4, 2020.

Montana’s U.S. Senators cast votes along party lines Tuesday, as a divided Senate determined that it is within its constitutional powers to move forward with the impeachment trial of former-President Donald Trump.

Most Republicans, including Sen. Steve Daines, stood behind Trump’s lawyers, arguing the trial is unconstitutional because Trump is no longer in office.

Democratic Sen. Jon Tester voted with his party and six Republicans to move forward with the trial.

Opening arguments in the trail are set to begin around 10 a.m. MST Wednesday.

Listen to NPR's live special coverage of the trial on MTPR, or watch it live.

Corin Cates-Carney is the news director at Montana Public Radio. He joined MTPR in 2015 and is a graduate of the University of Montana School of Journalism.
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