Speaker Pelosi Invites President Biden to Address Joint Session of Congress
Senate Session - February 13, 2021

Day 5 of former President Trump's impeachment trial for incitement of insurrection continued with senators voting 55-45 to allow witnesses and documents. Following the vote, the Senate went into a long quorum call to negotiate an agreement on how to proceed with witnesses and documents. Impeachment manager Representative Jamie Raskin (D-MD) read Representative Jaime Herrera Beutler's (R-WA) comments into the record, and announced that further witnesses would not be called. The managers then began to give their closing arguments before Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) objected to part of their presentation, which resulted in a lengthy quorum call. Afterward, the former president's defense team summed up its case. The final 57-43 vote fell 10 short of the 67 needed to convict; thus, the former president was acquitted. Seven Republican senators, all 48 Democrats, and two independents voted in favor of conviction.

9:59AM - 11:43AM ETSenate Impeachment Trial Day 5, Vote on Calling Witnesses 12:32PM - 3:51PM ETSenate Impeachment Trial Day 5, Closing Arguments 3:51PM - 5:30PM ETSenate Session

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    117th Congress - Senate
    Total Hours: 313 (After 108 days)
    • Debate80 Hours
    • Quorum Calls51 Hours
    • Votes86 Hours

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    Source: Resume of Congressional Activity (senate.gov)