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One day after President Donald Trump's 2020 State of the Union address, Senators took to the floor to announce their impending votes in the impeachment trial against him.

The proceedings were little more than a formality, with an acquittal of Donald Trump all but certain.

That doesn't mean it came without unexpected moments.

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The Senate undertook one of the gravest American political processes on Tuesday when the impeachment trial against President Donald Trump began in earnest as House Managers and Trump's defense team debated to set the rules for the ensuing trial.

On Wednesday, the Democratic impeachment managers began their 24 allotted hours (set over the course of three days) to make their case against Trump. They've cited documents, videos, and Trump's own words to create a compelling case for the removal of the President—or at least for hearing the evidence he's repeatedly blocked from coming to light.

But are Republican Senators listening?

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