Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks To Provide An Update On Timing Of Upcoming Senate Impeachment Trial

January 22, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor to provide an update on the timing of the upcoming impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks.

We have made good progress in our efforts to determine the timing and structure of the impeachment trial of Donald J. Trump.

For the information of all Senators, the House Managers will come to read the Article of Impeachment at 7 pm on Monday, January 25th. Members will then be sworn in the next day, Tuesday, January 26th. After that, both the House Managers and the defense will have a period of time to draft their legal briefs, just as they did in previous trials.

During that period, the Senate will continue to do other business for the American people, such as Cabinet nominations and the COVID-relief bill, which would provide relief for millions of Americans who are suffering during this pandemic. Then, once the briefs are drafted, presentations by the parties will commence the week of February 8th.

The January 6th insurrection at the Capitol, incited by Donald J. Trump was a day none of us will ever forget. We all want to put this awful chapter in our nation’s history behind us. But healing and unity will only come if there is truth and accountability. And that is what this trial will provide.

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