The House vote to impeach President Trump in the past has created a series of complex questions for the Senate trial, almost all of which will have an impact on President Joe Biden’s opening day at Come in
It’s what Senators, Democrats and aides say they are extremely aware of as they have worked through possible situations – keeping Biden’s team in the loop at each step.
Biden called himself Mitch McConnell, the current Senate Majority Leader, on Jan. 11, in an effort to set a path forward, allowing his administration to kick off both the nomination and stimulus laws as quickly as possible.
The stakes are enormous and will determine how quickly Biden has brought his team in place and whether he and his new Senate can launch what is expected to be a legal endeavor.
“I hope Senate leaders will find a way to deal with their constitutional responsibility in impeachment, while also working in other urgent businesses of the country,” Biden said in a statement following a Wednesday night vote. Allude to his desire to ‘bifurcate’ the process in the upper chamber.
The ability to come together to do two things at once is heavy on what to come next, as McConnell made clear in a Jan. 13 statement, the former Senate hearing was not short-lived.
“The Senate has organized three trials of impeachment against the president,” McConnell said. “They lasted 83 days, 37 days and 21 days respectively.”
Meanwhile, Democrats are keeping an eye on the stricter timeline. But no final decision has yet been announced, regardless of how the trial will come out or when.
But past trials highlight the complex balancing measures lawmakers are grappling with. Actions through this experiment provide But there is a caveat that everyone involved is trying to work through an alternative.