US senators have been sworn in as jurors in former President Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial.
Republican senators raise questions about the constitutionality of the process and signal an uphill battle over Trump’s conviction.
He is accused of inciting supporters to riot at the US Capitol building on January 6.
The Senate voted 55-45 against an objection to the case brought by a Republican senator because the US Constitution does not provide for the impeachment of former presidents.
The vote signals that most Republicans are against the trial and suggests that Trump could avoid conviction.
Al Jazeera’s Heidi Zhou-Castro reports from the US Capitol.
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