USA Today reports:
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., proposed Thursday to start the trial in February, after preliminary statements are filed by House prosecutors and Trump’s defense team. He argued the slight delay would offer time for Trump’s legal team to familiarize themselves with the case.
“At this time of strong political passions, Senate Republicans believe it is absolutely imperative that we do not allow a half-baked process to short-circuit the due process that former President Trump deserves or damage the Senate or the presidency,” McConnell said in a statement.
Just now Schumer said otherwise.
JUST IN: Senate Majority Leader Schumer says Speaker Pelosi will deliver article of impeachment against former President Trump on Monday. pic.twitter.com/af2ozF2j2b
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