And that impartiality exists solely between the Senator & his/her God. Their vote, to convict or not convict the President of highly debatable & Ultra-Partisan Impeachable Offenses, is a matter of their own personal level of objectivity, & that is how they will vote. The American People have their remedy if they feel slighted by their Senator's Vote on the Articles of Impeachment................the Ballot Box on each & every Election Day.........period.Squire said:There is a separate oath for senators in impeachment trials.DreamRyderX said:I don't respect the U.S. House of Representatives Impeachment process as legitimate........in order to be legitimate, in my own personal opinion, the Articles of Impeachment must honor the US Constitution, Article II, Section IV, as the American Founding Fathers intended, & the Articles must be passed via a bi-partisan vote. The charges levied in the Articles of Impeachment must consist of highly serious criminal transgressions, important enough to warrant an eminent Officer, as prominent as the President of the United States of America, to be removed from Office ... not a purely & completely one sided partisan vote, based on flimsy at best charges.SethBullock said:..........There is an important difference between what is legal and what is legitimate. And if the majority in the Senate don't believe the House process was legitimate, they are not obligated to treat it like it was.
As of 2019 the United States Senate Oath of office is as follows:
Source: THE UNITED STATES SENATEThe above is a US Senator's Oath of Office, & as long as he honors that solemn oath, his impartiality as a sort of juror in any political so called "Impeachment Trial" is secondary to his/her obligations to that Oath of Office, for he/she is a Senator, & not a Juror or Judge, & is subject only to his/her own personal beliefs & opinions when their personal decision making impartiality comes into play.......I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God.
Bottom line.....oath or none.....the Prosecution in the anticipated political "Impeachment Trial" will never get 67 votes to politically convict & remove President Donald John Trump, President of the United States of America, of any political charge made to date........period.
...........................God Bless President Donald John Trump..............God Bless AMERICA
... \29\ Ibid., p. 871; this form was agreed to in 1868, but as
reported to the Senate, it provided that the form of the oath was to be
administered to the Presiding Officer and members of the Senate.
Senator Charles Drake of Missouri raises the point that the
Constitution did not require that the Presiding Officer be sworn, only
the Senators, and indeed that the Chief Justice was already sworn to
perform his duties, and that presiding in an impeachment trial was part
of those duties. (March 2, 1868, 40-2, Congressional Globe, pp. 1590-
93.) As a result, the Senate agreed to an amendment striking out the
words ``Presiding Officer'' from the heading providing for the oath. In
spite of this, when the Chief Justice arrived in the Senate for the
trial of Andrew Johnson, he was accompanied by the senior Associate
Justice of the Supreme Court who did administer the oath.
Whereupon the Chief Justice administered the oath to the
Senators individually and in alphabetical order. The oath is
found in Rule XXV.
Oaths to Senators
Form of, Given Each Senator:
The form of oath administered to each Senator, as set forth
under Rule XXV, is as follows:
I solemnly swear (or affirm, as the case may be) that
in all things appertaining to the trial of the
impeachment of ------ ------, now pending, I will do
impartial justice according to the Constitution and
laws: So help me God.
Records Kept of Senators Taking Oaths After Trial Begins:
On March 12, 1936, during the trial of Halsted Ritter, it
was announced that it was the duty of the Journal Clerk to keep
the names of Senators who had taken the oath since Senators
took the oath en bloc and there would be no other record.\167\