Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said Friday that the Senate will receive on Monday the article of impeachment against Donald Trump for inciting the riot on the U.S. Capitol, clearing the way for the start of Trump’s second impeachment trial.
From the Washington Post:
“It will be a full trial; it will be a fair trial,” Schumer said during remarks on the Senate floor. Shortly after his comments, Pelosi released a statement confirming the timing.
The House impeached Trump on a single article of “incitement of insurrection” for his role in the Jan. 6 takeover of the Capitol by a violent pro-Trump mob.
“Make no mistake, there will be a trial, and when that trial ends, senators will have to decide if they believe Donald John Trump incited the insurrection against the United States,” Schumer said.
In similar remarks, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) told reporter, “Just because he’s now gone — thank God — you don’t get to say to a president, ‘Do whatever you want in the last months of your administration. You’re going to get a “get out of jail” card free because people think we should make nice-nice and forget that people died here on January 6.'”
JUST IN: Majority Leader Schumer says Speaker Pelosi will deliver article of impeachment against former Pres. Trump to Senate on Monday.
— ABC News (@ABC) January 22, 2021
“I don’t think it’s very unifying to say ‘Let’s just forget it and move on,’” Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday about her intention to send an article of impeachment against former President Donald Trump to the Senate soon. https://t.co/XgB1JTqilI pic.twitter.com/KGZhJnKX6U
— The New York Times (@nytimes) January 21, 2021
Can I speak to Pelosi? Yeah we’re coming B**tch. Oh Mike Pence we’re coming for you too. You f**kin traitor!
Woahhh .. FreeDUMB!! FreeDUMB!! pic.twitter.com/1Ijevfr7cy
— Cleavon MD (@Cleavon_MD) January 19, 2021