McConnell Proposes Trump Impeachment Trial for February (1)
By Laura Litvan and Billy House
Jan. 21, 2021, 11:52 PM
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said the start of Donald Trump’s impeachment trial should be put off until next month to give the former president time to mount a defense.
McConnell said in a statement that he has sent his proposed plan to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and will “discuss it with him.”
“At this time of strong political passions, Senate Republicans believe it is absolutely imperative that we do not allow a half-baked process to short-circuit the due process that former President Trump deserves or damage the Senate or the presidency,” the Kentucky Republican said.