President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial could begin at 1 p.m. next Wednesday, the same day President-elect Joe Biden will take office, according to a timeline of Senate proceedings obtained Thursday by The Associated Press.
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It is the possible calendar if the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, sends the articles to be considered to carry out the impeachment soon to the upper house.
The House of Representatives charged Trump on Wednesday with a single count, inciting insurrection, after the deadly assault on Capitol Hill last week by supporters of the president. He is the only president who has been indicted twice.
Pelosi, a California Democrat, has not said when she will send the indictment to the Senate. Some Democrats have suggested waiting so Biden has time to take office and start working on his priorities.
Biden has said that the Senate could split its time between impeachment, confirming his cabinet nominees and working on addressing COVID-19 and other issues.