House sending Trump Impeachment to Senate Monday Evening
As the House prepares to bring the impeachment charge against former President Donald Trump to the Senate for trial, a growing number of Republican senators say they are opposed to the proceeding.
House managers will come to read the articles of impeachment at 7:00 p.m. (EST) on January 25, 2021. Then on the 26th, the members will be sworn in to sit for the trial.
House Democrats will carry the sole impeachment charge of “incitement of insurrection” across the Capitol late Monday evening, a rare and ceremonial walk to the Senate by the prosecutors who will argue their case.
They are hoping that strong Republican denunciations of Trump after the Jan. 6 riot will translate into a conviction and a separate vote to bar Trump from holding office again.
Over the weekend, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said, “In terms of impeachment, look. Everyone wants to put this awful chapter in American history behind us. But sweeping it under the rug will not bring healing. The only way to bring healing is to actually have real accountability, which this trial affords.”