Trump impeachment trial: Live updates, online coverage & highlights – POLITICO

Sen. Kevin Cramer made it clear Tuesday what he thought about the historic second impeachment trial of Donald Trump: “Welcome to the stupidest week in the Senate.”

Shortly before the trial was set to begin, the North Dakota Republican released a video statement criticizing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for using impeachment “flippantly” as a political tool.

“As a response to her view that Donald Trump demeaned the Office of the President, the House Speaker is now making a mockery of Congress and one of the most serious institutions in our country,” Cramer said. “It’s disgusting.”

“While Speaker Pelosi sent these backbenchers to tie up the Senate,” Cramer said, referring to the House impeachment managers, “she sent the rest of the House home instead of leaving them here to carry out the actual work of the American people.”

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