With Mr. Trump’s acquittal all but certain, some Republican senators have begun acknowledging that Mr. Trump’s pressuring of Ukraine for political investigations that would benefit him politically was inappropriate, or even wrong. But most say his actions, even if improper, do not clear the high bar for ejecting a president from office. His lawyers urged senators to “leave it to the voters.”
Senators on Monday heard from both sides as the managers and President Trump’s lawyers delivered closing arguments. The final vote, when the Senate determines whether to remove Mr. Trump from office, is expected at 4 p.m. Wednesday.
As the trial nears the end, Mr. Trump is set to deliver the State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday. His speechwriters have tried to stay out of the spotlight.