Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) announced on Friday that there would be an almost two week pause before the start of Donald Trump's second impeachment trial following a request from Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY).
Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) announced earlier on Friday that the House of Representatives would transmit the articles of impeachment to the Senate on Monday.
In a floor speech, Schumer announced that the single count of impeachment -- for inciting insurrection -- would be read into the record on Monday evening.
On Tuesday, Senators will be sworn into the Court of Impeachment, but the trial presentations will then pause until the week of February 8th.
"Leader McConnell is glad that Leader Schumer agreed to Republicans' request for additional time during the pre-trial phase," McConnell's office said in a statement.
Schumer from Senate flr announced timing for 2nd impeachment trial for Donald Trump: Mon 7pm: House mgrs read impea… https://t.co/DGUDHxPGWv— Craig Caplan (@Craig Caplan)1611357501.0
.@DougAndres, spox for McConnell, said in a statement, "Leader McConnell is glad that Leader Schumer agreed to Republicans' request for additional time during the pre-trial phase." He later added that "This is a win for due process and fairness." pic.twitter.com/cNofWmbNFD
— Jack Turman III (@jackturmanIII) January 22, 2021