Senate Republicans obtained their want to permit time for Trump’s attorneys to arrange.
Schumer’s announcement comes after a request from Senate Minority Chief Mitch McConnell to delay the trial till February and provides Trump and his still-forming authorized group time to arrange a protection.
The senate majority chief mentioned members could be sworn in on Tuesday and the trial would start the week of Feb. 8.
“Chief McConnell is glad that Chief Schumer agreed to Republicans’ request for extra time in the course of the pre-trial section,” Doug Andres, McConnell’s spokesman, mentioned in a press release. “Particularly given the quick and minimal course of within the Home, Republicans got down to make sure the Senate’s subsequent steps will respect former President Trump’s rights and due course of, the establishment of the Senate, and the workplace of the presidency. That purpose has been achieved. It is a win for due course of and equity.”
Trump would be the first former president to face an impeachment trial. Some Senate Republicans have argued that the trial could be unconstitutional as a result of the forty fifth president is not in workplace, a stance that would set off a Senate debate and vote on the validity of the trial within the coming weeks.
“I’ve spoken to Speaker Pelosi who knowledgeable me that the articles will probably be delivered to the Senate on Monday,” Schumer mentioned.
“The Senate will conduct a trial of the impeachment of Donald Trump. Will probably be a full trial, it is going to be a good trial,” he added, with out particulars on the size or format of the proceedings.
On Friday afternoon, Home Speaker Nancy Pelosi echoed Schumer’s feedback in a letter despatched to her Home Democratic caucus, saying Trump may have had loads of time to arrange for his upcoming Senate trial and responding to Republicans complaints that the Home impeachment was rushed.
“The Home has been respectful of the Senate’s constitutional energy over the trial and at all times attentive to the equity of the method,” Pelosi mentioned within the letter. “When the Article of Impeachment is transmitted to the Senate, the previous President may have had practically two weeks since we handed the Article. Our Managers are prepared for trial earlier than the 100 Senate jurors,” she wrote.
ABC Information’ Mariam Khan contributed to this report.