Pelosi to transmit Impeachment Article to Senate Monday – triggering trial of Trump to start next week
Speaker Nancy Pelosi clapping at President Donald Trump (Photo: Screen capture)

Speaker Nancy Pelosi will transmit the House's Article of Impeachment against Donald Trump for the incitement of the January 6 insurrection to the Senate on Monday. Once the Senate has received the Article it is constitutionally bound to take it up immediately.

On Thursday Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said his conference would be comfortable with waiting two weeks before beginning the trial of the former president, Donald J. Trump. Speaker Pelosi's answer to McConnell, in action if not words, was no.

The "ceremonial aspects" of the trial would begin as soon as Tuesday, CNN's Manu Raju reports. "The train is in motion," he says.