Even the most conservative apologists cannot defend the performance of the legal team of former President Donald Trump during the opening remarks of the second impeachment trial. Nobody is more disappointed in the performance of attorneys Bruce Castor and David Schoen than Trump himself. Multiple sources have reported that Trump was “furious and beyond angry” with how his team rambled and did not present a cohesive defense argument when addressing the members of the Senate on Tuesday afternoon.
Trump Watching From Florida While Biden Sits Out
Trump is watching the proceedings from his home at Florida’s Mar-a-Lago golf club. The former president spent the day indoors watching the televised event, planning to do the same in the following days.
Meanwhile, President Joe Biden has not publicly commented on the proceedings. The president’s administration said that he is not even watching the trial.
Changes in Legal Team
There has been no shortage of upheaval within Trump’s team of attorneys. Just last week, several of Trump’s lawyers left the defense team days before the trial was set to begin. The team fell apart after Trump reportedly wanted them to focus on his belief that the election was stolen from him. As such, Trump had to scramble to put in place his new defense.
With no lawyer willing to stick their neck out and claim that the election was a fraud, the team is now focusing on their belief that the impeachment trial is unconstitutional. The argument made Tuesday was that it is unconstitutional to impeach a president no longer serving the country.