The trial was postponed for two weeks.
Thus, the impeachment process was postponed for two weeks so that the Senate could confirm President Joe Biden’s appointees to key posts and work on some bills.
Senate Republican Minority leader Mitch McConnell also asked for a postponement of the impeachment start date so that Trump would have more time to prepare for the process. McConnell said impeachment hearings could begin as early as February 9.
Schumer said that impeachment managers appointed by the House of Representatives, who will serve as prosecutors in the Senate trial, and Trump’s lawyers would have time to prepare his defense.
Trump became the first president in US history to be impeached twice. For the Senate to find him guilty, Democratic senators need the support of at least 17 Republican senators.
An additional vote would be needed to ban Trump from running for public office. Trump admitted the possibility that he will take part in the presidential election-2024.