One week and a half ago, President Trump faced impeachment from the House of Representatives for a second time. The Democrat-controlled body’s decision to impeach Trump (again) garnered support from ten House Republicans after a mob of incensed Trump supporters stormed Capitol Hill.
Due to the House impeaching Trump with mere days left of his presidency, there wasn’t enough time for the Senate to hold a trial before Biden took office. Democrats made very clear that the 46th president’s presence in the Oval Office will not stop the impeachment trial against Trump.
Yesterday, Americans learned that the impeachment trial regarding the 45th president will begin during the week of February 8-12, per Breitbart News.
Next Month’s Impeachment Trial Against Trump
Yesterday, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer spoke on the Senate floor about the upcoming impeachment trial. The Democrat explained that Trump’s defense team and the House impeachment managers will have a period to draft legal briefs. After the drafting of these briefs, the trial itself begins during the February 8th week.
Schumer additionally has an agreement with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. Both congressional leaders will read the impeachment article against Trump this upcoming Monday. Then, on Tuesday, January 26, the 45th president shall receive a legal summons.
The insurrection at the Capitol incited by Donald J. Trump was a day none of us will ever forget.
There must be truth and accountability.
The House Managers will come to the Senate to read the Article of Impeachment on Monday.
Here’s how the trial will proceed: pic.twitter.com/JjEfprzQly
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) January 22, 2021
From this point forward, a brief of the House’s pre-trial will be due on Tuesday, February 2. Then, Donald Trump will have until the 8th of February to deliver his own pre-trial brief. In light of these details, the earliest time the Senate can commence its impeachment trial is February 9.
The Likelihood of Conviction
When the House first impeached President Trump, it didn’t lead to a conviction, due to Republicans controlling the Senate. However, with Democrats now at the helm of power in the Senate, there’s a much higher likelihood that the body will vote to convict Trump.
Our plan will allow us to do President Biden’s nominations, COVID relief, and the impeachment trial of Donald Trump.
As we said, we can get all three done, and we will.
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) January 23, 2021
Many Republicans are aware of this, hence their work to block the impeachment trial. Some GOP senators have even urged the 46th president to call off his party’s work to continue ahead with impeachment proceedings; however, Joe Biden has made no efforts to interfere in Democrats’ work to convict his predecessor.
What do you think next month’s impeachment trial will bring? Do you believe the Democrat-controlled Senate will ultimately vote for the 45th president’s conviction? Be sure to let us know in the comments section below.