Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced Friday that the Senate will begin impeachment proceedings against former President Donald Trump in the week beginning February 8.
Next Monday, the US House of Representatives. Will deliver To the Senate an article “indictment” against the former president. Senators will be sworn in on trial next Tuesday, and the former president will have until February 2 to respond to the article.
“We all want Leave this terrible chapter in history The senator recognized accountability as a mechanism capable of providing the “truth and responsibility” needed to achieve “healing and unity”.
The schedule is the result of a compromise with Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, who has proposed delaying the start of the process until February to give the former president time to prepare and review his case.
McConnell welcomed the news that Democrats had agreed to allow more time to defend Trump. “This is a victory for fair trial and justice,” said his spokesman Doug Andres.
“There will be a fair trial.”
Last week, the US House of Representatives voted to impeach Trump for the second time in his term ‘Incitement to revolt’ After the events of January 6 during the attack on the Capitol, while Joe Biden was declared the winner.
There will be a full experience. “There will be a fair trial,” Schumer wrote earlier on his Twitter account.
Likewise, the legislator made it clear that “impeachments” would take place, despite assurances from some Republicans who assert that this type of measure cannot be carried out after the president leaves office.
Make no mistake, there will be a trial in the US Senate and it will be voted on Condemn the presidentSchumer noted after stating that any argument “challenges basic common sense”.
The first President of the United States with two impeachments
By 232 votes from the House of Representatives In favor of impeachment Against Donald Trump, the outgoing president became the first US president to face this measure twice.
197 deputies voted against this measure. At the same time, it should be noted that it was the most sweeping impeachment measure in the history of the US House of Representatives, with 10 Republican members now supporting the initiative.