Former President Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial will start February. 8
according to a deal announced on Friday by Senate leaders.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and Senate Minority Leader
Mitch McConnell agreed to the timing of the deal after the House impeached Trump Jan. 13 for inciting the deadly insurrection at the U.S. Capitol a week earlier.
Earlier in the day, Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said the impeachment article would be sent to the Senate Monday, officially triggering the trial process.
Lawmakers had gone back and forth over the timing of the trial, with McConnell arguing
the trial needed to be delayed until mid-February in order to give Trump time to prepare, and some Democrats saying a trial delay would give the Senate time to confirm President Joe Biden’s Cabinet nominees.