Donald Trump’s lawyer Bruce Castor called the impeachment an attempt to prevent the former president from running for office. He said this during the Senate debate.
“You have to understand why we’re gathered here. We’re really only gathered because the majority in the House of Representatives don’t want to face Donald Trump as a political candidate in the future,” Castor said.
On November 3, the U.S. presidential election was held. Democrat Joe Biden won the popular and electoral votes, but his predecessor Donald Trump did not recognize the election results and challenged them in the courts.
On January 6, supporters of then-incumbent President Donald Trump stormed the building of the U.S. Congress, interrupting the session at which the parliament was to approve the results of the past election. After that, the U.S. Congress officially approved Biden’s victory, and Trump condemned the violence in the Capitol and promised to guarantee a peaceful transfer of power.
On January 13, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to pass an impeachment resolution. Trump’s lawyers, who are defending his interests in the impeachment case, urged the Senate to exonerate the politician and called the process a “political spectacle.”