Despite Trump’s Wishes, Senate Will Go Slow on Impeachment Trial
Earlier today, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi issued two Articles of Impeachment against Donald Trump. The House’s impeachment inquiry has moved very quickly. With a congressional Democratic majority, it is expected that Donald Trump will be impeached before Christmas Day.
The President seemingly has come to realize that he will be impeached by the House. Trump, however, knows that things will look better for him once the impeachment process moves to the Republican controlled Senate. While he is hoping for a quick trial, both Republicans and Democrats in the Senate have said the process will take time.
White House Deputy Press Secretary told reporters, “The president wants it sooner rather than later. I think that’s pretty obvious as well. But in what form that takes, time will tell.”
Texas Republican John Cornyn said of the upcoming trial, “That’s the last thing we want to do is be here over Christmas.I can’t imagine anyone will object. You never know for sure. It would be widely criticized by folks on both sides of the aisle, anybody who [fought it] and forced us to stay here.”
California Democrat Dianne Feinstein agreed, “We ought to find a way to wait till January, get through the holidays and then tackle it. I think to take it up before Christmas, a lot of bad things can happen, you move too fast — you don’t really hear it all.”
Democrats in Congress expect a vote to be taken on impeachment late next week.