IT: 📜 Trump impeached for second time, and... Should the Senate delay the trial?
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by Causes | 1.14.21
Welcome to Thursday, January 14th, plots and themes...
Donald Trump has become the first U.S. president in history to be impeached twice.
The House voted yesterday on an impeachment resolution charging President Trump with a single article:
"Incitement of insurrection."
In the end, only ten Republicans crossed party lines to vote YEA on impeaching the president.
Now impeachment heads to the Senate. Do you want your Senators to Support or Oppose impeachment? Tell them here:
Or Should Dems Delay?
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has appointed the impeachment managers who will serve as prosecutors but hasn’t yet indicated whether she will immediately send the article of impeachment to the Senate.
After the first impeachment of President Trump, Pelosi held back the articles of impeachment for nearly a month in an unsuccessful effort to force the Senate to call witnesses during the trial.
After the Senate formally receives an article of impeachment, it is required to begin an impeachment trial at 1pm on the next day of regular session after the article is received and exhibited for senators. Based on the Senate’s schedule for the next week, the earliest an impeachment trial could begin is either an hour after the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden on January 20th or the next day.
Over the weekend, House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D-SC) said that Democrats should consider waiting to send the impeachment article to the Senate to allow the trial to begin until after Biden’s first 100 days in office have concluded.
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