Senate to Start Trump Impeachment Trial During February 8th Week

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.

“President Trump Returns to the White Hou” (Public Domain) by The Trump White House Archived

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.

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.

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.