Trump announces new impeachment legal team

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Posted at 4:10 PM, Jan 31, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-31 19:10:03-05

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump has named two lawyers to his impeachment defense team, one day after it was revealed that the former president had parted ways with an earlier set of attorneys.

The two lawyers representing him will be an Alabama attorney, David Schoen, and a former prosecutor in Pennsylvania, Bruce Castor.

“It is an honor to represent the 45th President, Donald J. Trump, and the United States Constitution,” Schoen said in a statement.

“I consider it a privilege to represent the 45th President. The strength of our Constitution is about to be tested like never before in our history. It is strong and resilient," Castor added. "A document written for the ages, and it will triumph over partisanship yet again, and always.”

Several South Carolina lawyers who were set to represent Trump at the trial starting next week have left the team.

Trump is the first president in American history to be impeached twice. He is set to stand trial in the Senate on a charge that he incited his supporters to storm Congress on Jan. 6

The Senate trial is scheduled to begin on the week of Feb. 8