Since impeachment wouldn’t put Trump out of office immediately, House Democrats are trying to stop McConnell from using impeachment to stifle Biden.
In a memo, Mitch McConnell set out how an impeachment trial would end the first few weeks of Joe Biden’s Senate agenda.
The Washington Post reported:
At 1:00 p.m. on January 20 or 21, the Senate would resume examining the impeachment articles and officially begin the process. McConnell’s memo states: “The trial of the Senate would therefore begin after President Trump’s term expires – either one hour after it expires on January 20 or twenty-five hours after it expires on January 21.”
Since the entire Senate won’t be in session, even if Trump were indicted tomorrow, he wouldn’t be removed from office until his term expires.
House Democrats, however, have a plan to avoid Republicans using impeachment to bind Biden’s cabinet nominations and pandemic aid.
Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-SC) told CNN, “We are going to take the vote that we should be holding in the House and (House Speaker Nancy Pelosi) will make the decision on when and when the best time is to vote Have the managers appointed and transfer these laws to the Senate. It just so happens that if it didn’t go over there for 100 days, it could – let’s give President-elect Biden the 100 days it takes to get his agenda up and running, and maybe we’ll send the articles sometime after that . ”
Impeachment isn’t the quickest way to remove Trump. The 25th amendment is the fastest way to end Trump’s term without resigning.
The penalty if Trump is convicted is that he will be banned from ever running for federal office again, which is why the Democrats are trying to indict him.
Mitch McConnell had a plan to tie the Senate and prevent Joe Biden from hitting the ground, but the House Democrats are two steps ahead and ready to kill McConnell’s minority disability.
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Mr. Easley is the Founder / Senior Editor, White House Press Pool, and a Congressional Correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor’s degree in political science. His thesis focused on public order with a specialization in social reform movements.
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