• Trial could tie up Senate, slowing president-elect’s agenda
  • Republicans who backed impeachment fear for their safety

The prospect of Donald Trump facing a bitter impeachment trial in the US Senate threatens to cast a shadow over the earliest days of Joe Biden’s presidency, as Washington on Thursday headed into a militarized virtual lockdown ahead of next week’s inauguration.

With warnings of more violent protests being planned following the pro-Trump mob’s deadly attack on the US Capitol last week, some Republican members of Congress who voted for the unprecedented second impeachment of the president fear they are in personal danger.

“Our expectation is that somebody may try to kill us.” — Rep. Peter Meijer (R-MI), who voted to impeach Trump, says he and other lawmakers believe their lives are in danger following yesterday’s impeachment.

He also says they are altering their routines and buying body armor. pic.twitter.com/stOO00OKYD

Related: Second impeachment puts Trump in first place among lords of misrule

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