You sometimes wonder how Nancy Pelosi will spend her time when she doesn’t have Donald Trump to go after any more. What will she talk about on press conferences? Who will be available for her to impeach?
Even though the Trump Presidency is history, Pelosi said Friday that the House will deliver the impeachment article against Trump to the Senate on Monday. That will being the process for the second trial that Trump has faced in the Senate, after being impeached in the House.
The charges this time were inciting an insurrection against the government. It surrounds the events of Jan. 6, when a mob of protestors broke into the Capitol building, some even making it to Pelosi’s office where they posed for selfies.
It’s not going to be easy to convict Trump, even with control of the Senate which the Democrats have right now. It will take 67 guilty votes, so if all 50 Democrats in the Senate vote to convict, an additional 1 Republican votes re needed. That seems to be almost an impossible number to garner.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said Friday he’s concerned that because of the speed of the House rushing the articles to the Senate, Trump would not have time to mount a defense. Pelosi responded in a statement that he would have had the same amount of time ti prepare as the House impeachment managers, who will be trying to convict the former president.
“This year, the whole world bore witness to the president’s incitement, to the execution of his call to action, and the violence that was used,” Pelosi’s statement read, regarding her interpretation of Trump’s involvement in the riot.
Trump’s defense attorney is Butch Bowers from South Carolina.