Pelosi to deliver impeachment article against Trump to Senate Monday, meaning trial will begin at 1 p.m. Tuesday Updated for 2021

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Updated: March 5, 2021

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will deliver the article of impeachment against former President Donald Trump to the Senate on Monday, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) announced on Friday.

“I’ve spoken to Speaker Pelosi who informed me that the article will be delivered to the Senate on Monday,” Schumer said on the floor of the Senate.

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Trump will be tried for “incitement of insurrection” following the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol by pro-Trump supporters.

The Senate is constitutionally required to begin the impeachment trial at 1 p.m. the day after the article is transmitted from the House, meaning Trump’s trial will begin at 1 p.m. on Tuesday next week.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said on the floor of the Senate that he had proposed that the trial starts next month, but that call was rebuffed by Schumer.

Schumer, speaking on the floor of the Senate said “there would be trial. It will be a full trial, it will be a fair trial.”

Trump is the first American president to be impeached twice for high crimes and misdemeanors.

Schumer and McConnell are also negotiating how the new 50-50 Senate will share power, work and balance other priorities.

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Simon Ateba
Simon Ateba
Simon Ateba covers the White House, the U.S. government, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and other financial and international institutions for Today News Africa in Washington D.C. Simon can be reached on simonateba@todaynewsafrica.com

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