As Pelosi decides whether or not to send impeachment articles and books a date with other house democrats to vote on the matter, Mitch McConnell moves ahead and sets the date the impeachment trial in the senate will begin.
The Hill reports:
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) says the Senate will begin debating an organizing resolution to start the Senate trial on Tuesday of next week.
The GOP leader said Chief Justice John Roberts will swear in senators as jurors this week, before the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.
McConnell said the House is expected to send over articles of impeachment on Wednesday and the Senate will then have to go through a series of preliminary steps and housekeeping measures.
“We hope to achieve that by consent, which would set us up to begin the actual trial next Tuesday,” the GOP leader added.