‘So Help You God’: Chief Justice John Roberts Swears In Senators For Trial

United States Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts has sworn in nearly all 100 U.S. Senators as they prepare to hear arguments for President Trump’s impeachment trial.

Ninety-nine of the 100 senators met with the Chief Justice to pledge they “will do impartial justice according to the Constitution and laws, so help you God,” the Washington Examiner reports.

Republican Senator James Inhofe was not present for the initial swearing-in ceremony, per the report.

Roberts will preside over the impeachment trial which will begin tomorrow, Tuesday, January 21.

The Senate began the formal impeachment process on Thursday when they accepted a pair of impeachment articles.

The Senate Sergeant at Arms then initiated the third presidential impeachment trial in U.S. history, when he called out: “Hear ye! Hear ye! Hear ye! All persons are commanded to keep silent, on pain of imprisonment, while the House of Representatives is exhibiting to the Senate of the United States articles of impeachment against Donald John Trump, President of the United States.”

ABC News reports:

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House managers, who will act as prosecutors, arrived on the Senate floor after walking silently across the Capitol to present the articles, with House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff taking the lead role in the solemn ritual.

Schiff then read the articles accusing the president of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress as all 100 senators sat listening at their desks, some taking notes.

Quoting the articles, he called Trump “a threat to national security” and said his conduct “warrants removal from office.”

“Resolved that Donald J Trump is impeached for high crimes and misdemeanors,” Schiff, D-Calif., declared, adding, “Donald J. Trump has abused the presidency.”

2 COMMENTS

  1. I always seem to give up what I want when others want. . Not a good thing, no. Might be an honorable trait, but not “good”. The only time I would call this good is IF and only if those you always put before yourself practice the same as you.. . Too much of anything, including love, sharing and all the other positives is not healthy. Life is about balance. Give and take, share and receive etc.. . It is wonderful that you put others before yourself, but you must take into account hat you are somebody too and you are to get your share no matter what that share is at the time. Sometimes we have to put ourselves first OR we find ourselves asking the question in which you have here. We could later find ourselves resentful, unappreciated and disrespected for example. We could accidentally become a doormat to even those that do not realize they are taking advantage.

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