13:20 GMT28 February 2021
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    The proceedings to impeach ex-US President Donald Trump a second time are ongoing in the Senate after the US House of Representatives impeached 45 on 13 January. Congress members have been repeatedly alleging that Trump’s “charged” pre-riot speech about ‘mass election fraud’ encouraged his supporters to storm the Capitol.

    Democratic Senator Tina Smith commented on a slight flaw in the outfit she wore at the impeachment trial. As it turned out, the congresswoman did not notice that she was wearing different shades of shoes on her right and left feet.

    By the fifth day of the second impeachment of Donald Trump, House managers and the defense have presented their arguments. On Saturday, US senators will hear closing arguments and then vote on whether to convict the former president in the Senate, thereby setting the stage for a vote that would subsequently prevent him from ever running again.

    “Think I had a lot on my mind this morning,” Smith tweeted, adding a picture of her confusion.

    Users reacted with sympathy to the distinctive episode, reflecting the turmoil at the US Capitol in the new year.

    The debates in Senate started on 9 February with a vote to acknowledge the impeachment proceedings as constitutional. By Thursday, the House impeachment managers had rested their case and Trump’s defense team presented their arguments on Friday.


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