Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) sent a letter to Republican senators on Friday, summarizing how the House of Lords legally “imposed President Trump before January 20.” any disposition of imp”.
The letter was issued after Democrats in the House of Representatives drafted a new impeachment clause against the president on Friday after a fatal riot in the Capitol. Trump’s loyal thugs stopped Congress from certifying President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in hopes of breaking into the building on Wednesday.
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McConnell wrote: “The Senate is currently in an adjournment period, holding a preparation meeting every three days until January 1
He added that the Senate will hold two more test preparation sessions on Tuesday, January 12 and Friday, January 15.
McConnell wrote: “Without unanimous consent, the Senate may not engage in any form of affairs during the preparation meeting, including starting to take action against the impeachment clause proposed by the House of Representatives.”
If the House of Representatives votes to impeach the president before January 19 (the day before Biden’s inauguration), the Senate will receive a message stating that the House of Representatives impeached the president during the recess.
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The letter said that all 100 senators must agree to conduct “any matter in any form” during the two test preparation sessions on January 12 and January 15 to begin evaluating the impeachment clause. .
McConnell wrote: “If such unanimous consent is not obtained, the following activities will be carried out when the regular meeting is resumed on January 19 according to the impeachment rules of the Senate.”
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Then, McConnell proposed possible plans for January 19, 20, and 21, essentially, unless Chief Justice John Roberts presides over the impeachment trial beginning on January 19, unless the House manager is in the Senate The article was displayed in the Senate that day. After being impeached on January 19, the Senate trial is likely to “start after the expiration of President Trump’s term.”
Once the trial begins, the Senate “will continue to hold sessions every day (except Sundays)…until a final judgment is made,” the senator wrote.
The current president has never been impeached twice.
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Fox News confirmed that representatives of Rhode Island, David Cicillin, Jamie Ruskin of Maryland, and Ted Uy of California were the first to propose impeachment resolutions against Trump’s alleged efforts to incite riots. The riot is a major security breach, forcing lawmakers to evacuate to a safe place.
U.S. Representative Ilhan Omar of Minnesota is also distributing impeachment items.
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, discussed impeachment work during an hour-long call with the Democratic Caucus on Friday afternoon, calling the conversation “sad, moving and patriotic.”
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Pelosi and New York State Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer urged Trump to immediately pass the “25th Amendment” to remove him, arguing that he will remain special until Biden is sworn in. Lampe’s administration is too risky.
Neither Pelosi’s office nor Schumer’s office immediately responded to requests for comment.
After winning both parties in Georgia, Schumer will become the majority leader later this month.
Marissa Schultz of Fox News contributed to this report.