"And that is what this trial will provide".
Trump is the first president ever to be impeached twice, and the first to face an impeachment trial after leaving office.
If the Senate convicts Trump, it can bar him from holding office in the future through a separate vote.
"That timeline would have provided the Senate some more floor time before we step fully into the unknown of a trial", he said. But McConnell told Republican colleagues it is unclear whether Roberts is required to do so in the case of a former president.
McConnell had proposed delaying the start and welcomed the agreement. "That goal has been achieved", Andres said. Trump's team will have had the same amount of time since the House impeachment vote to prepare, Pelosi said. The Senate will conduct a trial of the impeachment of Donald Trump. Jamie Raskin of Maryland, Diana DeGette of Colorado, David Cicilline of Rhode Island, Joaquin Castro of Texas, Eric Swalwell and Ted Lieu of California, Stacey Plaskett, the delegate for the U.S. Virgin Islands, Madeleine Dean of Pennsylvania and Joe Neguse of Colorado. "It was an attack on our nation instigated by our commander in chief". To make sure they paid attention, they were forbidden from carrying phones and other electronic devices into the chamber. He has said he may seek to run again in 2024. But she said lawmakers can simultaneously discuss and have hearings on Biden's coronavirus relief package. "He's confident they can do that".
Both the Republican and the Democratic Party now have 50 seats each in the 100 member Senate. Yet Republicans are also signaling that as more time has passed since the riot, some of the emotions of the day have cooled and they're ready to move on. With the Senate tied 50-50, at least 17 Republicans would have to join all the Democrats to clear the bar for conviction.
There have also been questions whether a president who is out of office could be impeached.
McConnell, who said this week that Trump "provoked" his supporters before the riot, has not said how he will vote. Graham also suggested that Republicans will argue Trump's words on January 6 were not legally "incitement".
"The sequel can not be an insufficient Senate process that denies former president Trump his due process or damages the Senate or the presidency itself", he said.
She said Trump doesn't deserve a "get-out-of-jail card" just because he has left office and Biden and others are calling for national unity.
Illinois Senator Dick Durbin, the number 2 Senate Democrat, said it was still too early to know how long a trial would take, or if Democrats would want to call witnesses. If the Senate finds him guilty, it would rule him out from running for president, or any federal office, again.
State Senator Dick Harpootlian, a former South Carolina Democratic Party chairman and longtime friend of President Joe Biden who has several times faced Bowers in court, said he expected the "understated" Bowers to make decisions in the case based not on personality, which Harpootlian said was in contrast to Trump's past lawyers.
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