January 23, 2021 | Various Sources
Here are the highlights of what is happening. IFA has posted two other articles about the constitutional questions this is raising: IT’S UNCONSTITUTIONAL TO IMPEACH FORMER OFFICIALS. and LEGAL EXPERTS WEIGH IN ON IMPEACHMENT OF PRESIDENT TRUMP
From Fox News:
Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said on Friday that Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has informed him that the article of impeachment against President Trump will be delivered to the Senate on Monday, paving the way for a trial.
From Just the News:
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer on Friday said the Senate will permit a roughly two-week delay on the impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump, granting Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s request that the trial be pushed to February.
From Washington Times:
Mr. Trump has selected South Carolina attorney Butch Bowers to represent him in the trial, Sen. Lindsey Graham, South Carolina Republican, reportedly told colleagues in a private conference call Thursday. Mr. Bowers has represented the South Carolina GOP and former Republican Gov. Nikki Haley. . . .
Republicans are very concerned about a backlash from Trump supporters, either through primary challenges or a breakaway party loyal to the former president.
From Washington Examiner:
Trump was impeached by the House on a charge of “incitement of insurrection” after a violent riot Jan. 6 at the Capitol that left five people dead. Trump, who awaits a Senate trial, is the first president in history to be impeached twice.