Former US President Trump used his speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference to blast his successor Biden, and try to cement his status as the party’s undisputed leader despite his loss in November.
A conviction in the 100-member Senate – which is evenly split between Democrats and Republicans – would require a two-thirds majority and appears highly unlikely.
A growing number of US Republican senators say they are opposed to the proceedings, pushing back with both political and constitutional arguments.
The House voted 232-197 to impeach Trump, with 10 members of the Republican Party joining 222 Democrats.
Nancy Pelosi, an 80-year-old lawmaker from California, has faced a scare when a handful of fellow Democrats defected and voted "present" during the floor vote.
The attack came after the CASH Act, proposal to increase stimulus checks to $2,000 to help people during the coronavirus pandemic was passed by the Democratic-led Hous but blocked by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
US Senator Ted Cruz says he will spearhead a drive by nearly a dozen Republican senators to challenge President-elect Joe Biden’s victory when Electoral College results are tallied in Congress on January 6.
Biden spoke out as millions of Americans saw their jobless benefits expire after Trump threw a long-awaited pandemic aid package into doubt, demanding lawmakers more than triple the $600 direct payments to US taxpayers.
US President Donald Trump's refusal of the $900 billion package, which is linked to $1.4 trillion government funds bill, could spark a federal shutdown at midnight Monday.
Congressional leaders are frantically trying to resolve the issue in a roughly $900 billion measure aimed at providing emergency relief for millions of Americans on the verge of losing key benefits.
The Senate voted 51-48, largely along party lines, on Sunday afternoon to limit debate on the nomination, teeing up the final vote that is expected to take place on Monday evening.
The passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg has changed the complexion of the election campaign. Expect a fierce fight over any nominee for the court.
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