Article 1, section 3 of the Constitution says, “Judgement In cases of impeachment shall not extend further than to removal from office.”
On Jan. 27 Sen. Bill Cassidy apparently agreed and voted the trial to be unconstitutional. On Feb. 9 he flipped and voted the trial to proceed and to be constitutional.
I don’t think the Constitution changed between Jan. 27 and Feb. 9.
— Ron Chapoton, Hammond