Democrats take control of congress as Harris swears in history-making senators

The new vice president swore in her successor, Alex Padilla, California's first Latino senator, Rev. Raphael Warnock, Georgia's first Black senator, and Jon Ossoff, Georgia's first Jewish senator.
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It is also a new world on capitol hill. The Democrats now taking control of the house and the senate and this as former president trump's impeachment trial is looming. Our congressional correspondent Rachel Scott has the very latest this morning. Good morning, Rachel. Reporter: Michael, good morning. Democrats now have control of the house, the senate and the white house for the first time in a decade. Vice president kamala Harris returning here to capitol hill to swear in three new senators all of them making history, you have her we placement, Alex Padilla becoming California's first Latino senator and senators out of Georgia, reverend Rafael Warnock and Jon ossoff, but all eyes on Nancy Pelosi for when she is going to send that article of impeachment over to the senate. It could happen by the end of the week and make no mistake, this is going to be a massive challenge for lawmakers who are now going to have to juggle Biden's agenda, confirmation hearings and that impeachment trial for former president Donald Trump, Michael. Quite a bit, indeed. The impeachment trial could start any day now and former president trump still doesn't have a clear legal strategy. Reporter: Could start any day now, Michael. And sources say still no clear legal strategy from the president, not even an indication of who will be on his defense team. The lawyers represented him last time around are not doing it this time around and there's that question of which Republicans are going to stand by the president. At least 17 in the senate would be needed to convict president trump. We've already heard the change in tone from minority leader Mitch Mcconnell who last time around said he was an impartial juror for the first impeachment trial. This time around saying he has not made up his mind on how he would vote and places the blame squarely on the president for what happened here on January 6th, Michael. A lot of uncertainty. Thank you so much.

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