Chief Justice, Senators Sworn in for Trump Impeachment
The Constitution mandates the chief justice serve as the presiding officer, and senators ultimately render the verdict.
- Published 16 January 2020
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Chief Justice John Roberts was sworn in Thursday to preside over President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, then immediately administered the oath to the full Senate to ensure “impartial justice” as jurors for only the third such proceeding in American history. Roberts made the short trip across the street from the Supreme Court before being ushered to the Senate chamber. “Will all senators now stand, and remain standing, and raise their right hand,”…