House Speaker Nancy Pelosi plans to send a file Accountability article Against Donald Trump in the Senate on Monday, at the start of the former president’s trial for inciting mutiny over the fatal unrest on Capitol Hill.
Majority leader in the Senate, Chuck SchumerThe program was announced on Friday.
“There will be a trial,” Schumer said, ignoring requests from Senate Republicans to delay the trial until mid-February to allow the former president to prepare his defense.
“There will be a trial,” Chuck Schumer said. Photo: Bloomberg
Trump is the first president to be indicted twice and the first to face trial after leaving office.
The House of Representatives accused Trump last week of inciting bloody riots on January 6 in the Capitol by Trump supporters.
Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell proposes to delay the start of Donald Trump’s trial until February to give the former president time to prepare and review his case.
McConnell had hinted in a statement on Thursday evening that the House of Representatives would raise the indictment for a longer period. January 28 To start the first phase of the trial. After this, the Senate grants the defense of the former president and prosecutors a term Two weeks To submit documents. Arguments will start in mid-February.
“ Republican senators are fiercely united around the principle that the Senate Foundation, the Presidency office, and former President Trump himself deserve A complete and unbiased process Respect for their rights and the serious factual, legal and constitutional issues at hand, ” particularly given the unprecedented speed of the process in the room, McConnell said.
And some Democrats were impressed by the delay in the trial because it gave the Senate more time Confirmation of cabinet members Biden assumed it and discussed the new rescue package.