Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer presented his plan for Trump's impeachment trial Friday night and it will not begin until after Biden receives his cabinet.
CNN reported, "Under an agreement between Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, which Schumer announced on Friday night, the Senate would go to the Senate on Tuesday, the day after the articles were submitted to the Senate take over the ceremonial functions of the process. Then House and Trump's legal team would have two weeks to file pre-trial filing, with the trial itself starting on Feb.9. "
Republicans noted that Trump needed time to set up his legal defense. These Rudy Giuliani letters don't just write themselves, and the Democrats refused to allow Republicans to use the process as an excuse to block Joe Biden's cabinet nominee. The delay also gives the Senate time to potentially vote on Biden's COVID Rescue Act.
Trump's impeachment process will come soon enough. Even if Senate Republicans refuse to condemn the former president, they will still keep their feet by the fire and be forced to confront and defend Trump's behavior one last time.
Majority Leader Schumer knows what he's doing and so far deserves praise for boxing in Mitch McConnell and his obstructive tricks.
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Mr. Easley is the Founder / Senior Editor, White House Press Pool, and a Congressional Correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor's degree in political science. His thesis focused on public order with a specialization in social reform movements.
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