Senate Democrats to pause 10 days before second impeachment trial gets underway
Composite image of Chuck Schumer and Mitch McConnell (screengrabs)

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.