Trump's 2nd Impeachment Trial Scheduled For Week Of February 8th

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will send over article of impeachment on Monday.
Posted at 12:09 PM, Jan 23, 2021

Former President Donald Trump's second Senate trial will begin the week of February 8th. 

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced the timeline Friday.

He said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will send the article of impeachment Monday — It charges Trump with incitement of insurrection over the January 6th Capitol riot.

"Healing and unity will only come if there is truth and accountability, and that is what this trial will provide," Schumer said.

The timeline was decided in agreement with Republicans — who sought to give Trump's team time to organize their legal arguments.

Trump is the first president to be impeached twice in the House and the first to have a Senate impeachment trial after leaving the White House.

If the required 67 senators - or two thirds majority - votes to convict him, the Senate could then vote by a simple majority to ban him from ever holding office again.