Republicans have discussed holding “a lengthy impeachment trial beginning in January to scramble the Democratic presidential race — potentially keeping six contenders in Washington until the eve of the Iowa caucuses or longer.’
Senators Bennet, Booker, Harris, Klobuchar, Sanders, Warren would like a few more days of campaigning before the Iowa caucus and New Hampshire’s primary but a lengthy impeachment trial might derail their plans.
Sen. John Cornyn (R-Tex.) said he would like for the Senate do things right and anticipates the trial would last 5-6 weeks. With six senators attending an impeachment trial, Cornyn thinks candidates Pete Buttigieg and Joe Biden might benefit from them off the campaign trail just right before the primaries begin.
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