The Associated Press reports:
If the House impeaches President Donald Trump, a Senate trial on whether to convict him of inciting insurrection seems all but certain to have to wait until President-elect Joe Biden is inaugurated. That’s the word from a spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
The spokesman says aides to the Kentucky Republican have told Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s staff that McConnell won’t agree to invoke powers calling senators into emergency session. That means the Senate almost certainly won’t meet again until Jan. 19. That’s the day before Biden’s inauguration.
WASHINGTON (AP) _ McConnell rejects emergency session for Trump impeachment trial, making delay until Biden presidency all but certain.
— Jill Colvin (@colvinj) January 13, 2021