Sen. Wicker decries Donald Trump’s 2nd impeachment trial as ‘pointless’

Sen. Wicker decries Donald Trump’s 2nd impeachment trial as ‘pointless’
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., displays the signed article of impeachment against President Donald Trump in an engrossment ceremony before transmission to the Senate for trial on Capitol Hill, in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021. (Source: Alex Brandon)

JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - Senator Roger Wicker is calling the second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump “pointless.”

In a Tuesday Facebook post, the Republican senator wrote that instead of conducting vital work for the American people, “the Senate has started another pointless impeachment trial.”

He also stated that, “Nothing the House impeachment managers have said has convinced me otherwise.”

Wicker and Hyde-Smith both voted to end the impeachment trial of Donald Trump, declaring it unconstitutional.

But with a final vote of 56-44 in favor of proceeding with impeachment, the trial has continued.

Trump has been charged with inciting a riot at the U.S. Capitol on January 6. Five people were killed during the event.

Mississippi representatives Michael Guest and Steven Palazzo have also stated that they do not support Trump’s second impeachment. Guest did, however, say that “the President could have chosen his words better there at the rally.”

Representative Bennie Thompson, however, is in support of convicting Trump, writing on Twitter that “justice must be served!”

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