Senate Majority Chief Chuck Schumer laid out his plan for Trump’s impeachment trial on Friday night time, and it received’t begin till after Biden will get his cupboard.

CNN reported, “Beneath an settlement between Senate Majority Chief Chuck Schumer and Senate Minority Chief Mitch McConnell that Schumer introduced Friday night, the Senate would take up the ceremonial capabilities of the trial Tuesday, the day after the articles are transmitted to the Senate. Then the Home and Trump’s authorized staff would have two weeks to submit pre-trial briefs, with the trial itself starting on February 9.”

Republicans had been griping that Trump wanted time to mount his authorized protection. These Rudy Giuliani briefs don’t simply write themselves, and Democrats weren’t about to permit Republicans to make use of the trial as an excuse to dam Joe Biden’s cupboard nominees. The delay additionally provides the Senate time to probably vote on Biden’s COVID rescue invoice.

Trump’s impeachment trial goes to occur quickly sufficient. Even if Senate Republicans refuse to convict the former president, they’ll nonetheless have their ft held to the fireplace and be compelled to confront and defend the conduct of Trump one final time.

Majority Chief Schumer is aware of what he’s doing, and thus far, deserves reward for boxing in Mitch McConnell and his obstructionist tips.

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