Senate Readies Trump Impeachment Trial for a Divided Nation
The trial comes less than five weeks after the insurrection at the Capitol
Less than five weeks after his riotous supporters stormed the Capitol, Donald Trump is set to go on trial a second time in the Senate — an impeachment proceeding that will give the public the fullest accounting so far of the former president's role in the attack but almost surely not resolve a divided nation's view of his legacy.
The split remains stark nationally and in California, where a new poll finds that more than 9 in 10 Democrats, but fewer than 2 in 10 Republicans, say they believe Trump was a major contributor to the insurrection.
Only 11 percent of California Republicans favor a Senate conviction of Trump, compared with 92 percent of the state's Democrats, according to the poll released Monday by UC Berkeley's Institute of Governmental Studies.
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