Chuck Schumer Announces Senate Impeachment Agreement for Donald Trump
Senate Majority Leader spoke about the rules of the upcoming trial in the Upper House of Congress
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer Announces Agreement Establishing the Framework for Donald Trump’s Upcoming Impeachment Guaranteeing Fairness.
“I am delighted that all parties – managers, lawyer for the former president and Senate Minority Leader McConnell – have agreed to this plan to ensure this week a fair and fair bipartisan Senate impeachment process for Donald Trump,” the Democratic Majority Leader said in a statement released in upper house of Congress.
“Impeachment will establish the truth and accountability necessary to ensure the necessary unity and healing in our country following the January 6 attack on our democracy that killed five people.”.
Specifically, a new Senate resolution, expected to be passed earlier this week, stipulates: up to 4 hours, equally divided between the impeachment managers and the former president’s lawyer, to present arguments on Tuesday, February 9, about the constitutionality of the process. The Senate will decide by simple majority whether it has jurisdiction under the Constitution to judge a former president.
If the majority votes in favor of the constitutionality of the proceedings, they will proceed in accordance with the provisions of the resolution as follows:
• Up to 4 pm on each side to present their arguments starting Wednesday 10 February. The resolution states that each side should use their time no more than two days, and the duration of the daily speech should not exceed 8 hours..
• After both sides have spoken, senators have a total of 4 hours for questions.
• At the request of the impeachment managers, after questions from the senators, 4 hours will be allocated, equally divided, to hear arguments as to whether the Senate will consider motions to summon witnesses and provide documents.
• Up to 4 hours, equally divided between the impeachment managers and the defense for the closing speech.
• Upon completion of the closing speeches and the expiration of the time for discussion by the senators, the upper house of Congress, the Senate, will vote whether or not to impeach Donald Trump..
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