Impeachment Article Towards Trump To Be Delivered To Senate On Monday – .
UPDATE, 3:47 p.m. PT: The second impeachment trial against Donald Trump begins the week of February 8, giving time for the former president’s team to prepare their defense and the Senate to approve the nominees for Joe Biden’s cabinet.
Senate majority leader Chuck Schumer announced the schedule on Friday. The impeachment article against Trump will be served on Monday in the Senate, and impeachment managers will read the indictment against him for incitement to riot on January 6th in the Capitol.
PREVIOUSLY: Senate majority leader Chuck Schumer said Friday that impeachment proceedings against former President Donald Trump will be presented to the Senate on Monday, which means a trial could begin as early as next week.
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On the floor of the Senate, Schumer, the new majority leader, said House spokeswoman Nancy Pelosi had briefed him on the plans. Trump was charged a second time last week for instigating the January 6 riot at the Capitol.
“Now I’ve heard some of my Republican colleagues argue that this process would be unconstitutional because Donald Trump is no longer in office, an argument that has been flatly denied and debunked by hundreds of constitutional scholars,” Schumer said.
The delivery of the item triggers a process for a Senate trial. It is unclear when it will start. Senate Minority Chairman Mitch McConnell has proposed a delay until mid-February to give Trump’s legal team time to prepare.
“There will be a process,” said Schumer.
Schumer also denied McConnell’s request that the Democrats maintain the legislative filibuster, which means that important laws require a 60-vote threshold to proceed. McConnell and Schumer are trying to reach an agreement on the rules for the new Senate, which is made difficult by the fact that the chamber is split 50-50 between parties.
Trump was indicted in a 232-197 vote, with 10 Republicans joining the article with all Democrats.
Pelosi confirmed the schedule in a statement. “We respect the Senate’s constitutional power over the process and always ensure that the process is fair. We find that the former president has had as much time to prepare for the process as our managers, she said. “Our managers are ready to put 100 Senate jurors on trial in the trial.”