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Politics Schumer says article of impeachment against Trump will be delivered to Senate on Monday

20:06  22 january  2021
20:06  22 january  2021 Source:   washingtonpost.com

The House just passed a resolution calling on Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will send the article of impeachment against Donald Trump to the Senate on Monday , kicking off what Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer claims will be a "fair trial." The charge of incitement of insurrection against the 45th US president was previously passed

Schumer says articles of impeachment will be delivered Monday . But make no mistake, there will be a trial, and when that trial ends, senators will have to decide if they believe Donald John Trump incited the insurrection against the United States."

Sen. Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) said Friday that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) will deliver the article of impeachment against President Trump on Monday, clearing the way for the start of Trump’s second impeachment trial.

“It will be a full trial; it will be a fair trial,” Schumer said during remarks on the Senate floor. Shortly after his comments, Pelosi released a statement confirming the timing.

The House impeached Trump on a single article of “incitement of insurrection” for his role in the Jan. 6 takeover of the Capitol by a violent pro-Trump mob.

“Make no mistake, there will be a trial, and when that trial ends, senators will have to decide if they believe Donald John Trump incited the insurrection against the United States,” Schumer said.

McConnell breaks with Trump, says he’ll consider convicting him in Senate trial

  McConnell breaks with Trump, says he’ll consider convicting him in Senate trial The majority leader’s statement marks a dramatic shift from his position during Trump’s first impeachment, when he stressed that he was “not an impartial juror.” The most striking position came from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who said Wednesday that he will consider convicting Trump on inciting the attempted insurrection at the Capitol on Jan. 6 — a remarkable break between the two men who worked in lockstep for four years, even as the majority leader continually deflected questions about Trump’s untoward conduct and rhetoric.

When Trump was first impeached in 2019 she delayed the transfer of the case to the Senate . Democratic leaders announced on Friday that the article of impeachment against Donald Trump for The pair of forceful moves by the Democratic leadership signaled an intention to deliver on a

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will deliver a House-passed impeachment article to the Senate Monday , with Donald Trump 's trial to begin immediately. 'I have spoken to Speaker Pelosi who informed me that the articles will be delivered to the Senate on Monday .'

Schumer pushed back on arguments by some Republicans that a trial of a president who has already left office would be unconstitutional. Democrats are seeking to convict Trump and bar him from holding federal office again.

“It makes no sense whatsoever that a president or any official could commit a heinous crime against our country, and then be permitted to resign, so as to avoid accountability and a vote to disbar them from future office,” Schumer said. “Makes no sense.”

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who had argued for delaying a trial until next month, reiterated his objections to moving quickly.

“We need a full and fair process where the former president can mount a defense and the Senate can properly consider the factual, legal and constitutional questions at stake,” he said.

Senate impeachment trial likely after Biden sworn in; McConnell undecided on vote

  Senate impeachment trial likely after Biden sworn in; McConnell undecided on vote While the House has impeached President Donald Trump for a second time, the Senate trial likely won’t start until after he leaves office. Your browser does not support this video The Senate is currently on a recess break and is set to reconvene Tuesday – one day before Joe Biden’s inauguration. Democrats have been hopeful in immediately moving forward on a trial to argue the president is guilty of inciting an insurrection. But they were blocked by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who told fellow Republicans on Wednesday that he was undecided whether to vote to convict Trump in the pending trial.

“The article of impeachment for incitement of insurrection by Donald Trump will be delivered to the Senate on Monday , January 25. Senate Majority Leader Schumer spoke about the article of impeachment being transmitted to the Senate .

Schumer said Friday that Pelosi will deliver the article of impeachment against Trump on Monday , clearing the way for the start of Trump ’s second impeachment trial. “It will be a full trial; it will be a fair trial,” Schumer said during remarks on the Senate floor. Shortly after his comments

In her statement, Pelosi said: “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. Our managers are ready to begin to make their case to 100 Senate jurors through the trial process.”

Mike DeBonis and Paul Kane contributed to this report.

a person wearing a suit and tie standing in front of a building: Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York heads to his office after visiting National Guard troops in the Capitol Visitors Center at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. © Samuel Corum/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York heads to his office after visiting National Guard troops in the Capitol Visitors Center at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.

House Democrats plan to focus impeachment trial on how rioters reacted to Trump’s remarks .
The impeachment managers and their advisers have scoured social media sites as they seek to build a case that the former president incited his supporters to attack the U.S. Capitol. With solemn looks on their mask-covered faces, the nine House impeachment managers walked over to the Senate shortly after 7 p.m. Monday to deliver the article against Trump, setting in motion his second Senate impeachment trial.

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