Skip to comments.Schumer says Pelosi to deliver Trump impeachment article Monday, triggering trial amid standoff with McConnell
Posted on 01/22/2021 9:00:49 AM PST by SeekAndFind
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said on Friday that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is sending the article of impeachment against former President Trump to the Senate on Monday, paving the way for a trial.
The House of Representatives this month voted to impeach Trump for the second time in his presidency for "incitement of insurrection" after a mob of his supporters besieged the Capitol on Jan. 6 in a failed attempt to stop the certification of then-President-elect Joe Biden's electoral college win.
"I've spoken to Speaker Pelosi who informed me that the article will be delivered to the Senate on Monday," Schumer, D-N.Y., said on the Senate floor Friday.
Pelosi confirmed her plan in a separate statement.
"We are respectful of the Senate’s constitutional power over the trial and always attentive to the fairness of the process, noting that the former president will have had the same amount of time to prepare for trial as our Managers," Pelosi said. "Our Managers are ready to begin to make their case to 100 Senate jurors through the trial process."
Schumer has been discussing how to organize the Senate and special rules for the upcoming impeachment trial with Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.
No agreement has been reached on either front. If one is not on impeachment rules before Monday, then the standing Senate impeachment rules will go into effect, forcing the Senate to convene every day at 1 p.m., excluding Sundays, to consider the impeachment "until final judgment shall be rendered."
McConnell suggested a set of pre-trial procedures on Thursday that would delay the event by a few weeks, but the decision by Pelosi, D-Calif., instead sends the Senate potentially careening on a collision course with a full trial next week.
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BS. There is no “standoff”. McConnell is in cahoots with them. Just generated a mountain of fundraising letters.
I think this is why the NC is still on DC.....
We’ll see what the treacherous McConnell does this time.
Meanwhile, it’s not entirely clear that a Senate trial after he is out of office is even constitutional. I’m not sure at what point they have to challenge it though.
And of course, we have a Court headed by John Roberts...
NG not NC.....geez
What is the goal?
Unity, my ass...
The Constitution is only a relic in a glass case, it has no relevance or meaning anymore.
"standoff with McConnell", yeah, good one.
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In other words, we know them like the back of our hands. They are in it for the money, period. Please President Trump, start a new Party and take over the Republican Whigs.
Rudy just on Warroom saying bring it on, they have the proof the election was stolen.
Just dominating the headlines while they get a radical agenda underway.
Rudy said that they are getting NONE of the money that was raised for Trump’s defense! I am done with these corrupt people, no more money!
What “Chairwoman” Ronna McDaniel has to say is irrelevant to me. I am no longer a registered republican.
Same old song and dance...not falling for it again.
How many Freepers are STUPID enough to fall for this...again??? I suspect there are a few.
The Rats will forbid the Trump team from mounting such a defense.
What is the goal?
To impeach Trump so he can’t run for the office again.
Fox has really gone full on left.
This reads like an article from CNN.
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