The impeachment trial of President Trump is looming: If the House votes to impeach the President — which they are expected to do this week – the Senate trial will likely begin in the new year.
The trial will be televised. But if the Senate follows the same protocols it did during the 1999 impeachment trial of President Clinton, tickets to attend in person could also be available.
There were 596 tickets to that trial, CNN reported at the time. Here's a look at how they were distributed:
- 400 tickets: Each of the 100 senators received four tickets
- 22 tickets: For diplomats
- 20 tickets: For the White House
- 20 tickets: For the House of Representatives
- 9 tickets: For the Supreme Court
- 50 tickets: Reserved for regular public access. People wishing to get the public access tickets had to contact their senator's office. Access granted by these tickets was limited to 15 minutes on a rotating basis.
- 75 tickets: Some of the remaining 75 tickets were distributed to members of the news media and Senate staff members.