Former President Donald Trump has picked a South Carolina attorney to represent him in his impending Senate impeachment trial, according to a close ally.
Butch Bowers, of Bowers Law Office, will represent the president, Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina said on a Senate GOP conference call on Thursday, Punchbowl News first reported. He did not immediately return a request for comment from the Washington Examiner.
Trump was impeached last week for “incitement of insurrection” after he encouraged his supporters who attended a rally in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 6 to march to the U.S. Capitol to express their displeasure with Congress’s intent to certify President Biden’s electoral victory. Rioters, many of whom were Trump supporters, breached the building, resulting in five deaths and a widespread investigation leading to arrests and charges.
Bowers previously served as counsel to the governor of North Carolina a number of times regarding HB2 litigation and voter ID legislation, among other issues. He also served as counsel in Florida for John McCain’s presidential campaign and as the special counsel for voting matters appointed by former President George W. Bush.
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