WASHINGTON – President Trump’s impeachment process will not be heard in the Senate until he has already left office and Joe Biden is president, a spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Mitch confirmed Tuesday McConnell, who dealt a fatal blow to Democrats.
The House of Representatives will vote on Tuesday an article of impeachment accusing Trump of inciting an insurrection during last week’s Capitol Uprising, but the Senate is not due to reconvene until Jan. 19 – the day before Biden’s inauguration.
Democrats desperate to hear the matter in the upper house as soon as possible from McConnell (R-Ky.) To take up the matter while Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer discovered a 2004 rule which would have allowed him to remind the camera in case of an emergency.
On Tuesday, McConnell’s spokesman, Doug Andres he confirmed to the Washington Post that he said McConnell’s office called Schumer and told him he did not agree to an emergency meeting.
This means that Trump’s impeachment process will almost certainly take place during the first days of Biden’s presidency.
The bitter procedure is likely to create a dark cloud over Biden’s administration as he sets out to try to fight the coronavirus pandemic and establish a new tone of “unity”.
In an interview earlier this month, Democratic House Speaker Jim Clyburn (D-SC), one of the former veep’s closest confidants, warned Democrats delay in sending the articles to the Senate to give Biden space to create his legislative agenda.
“I have my concerns, and so does President Pelosi,” Clyburn told CNN’s Jake Tapper on “State of the Union.”
“We give President-elect Biden the 100 days it takes to implement his agenda,” he said, “and maybe we’ll send the articles some time later.”