According to CBS, the Senate Impeachment Trial might begin Tuesday, January 21, 2020, and last approximately three to five weeks. The House is expected to send the Articles of Impeachment to the Senate either Wednesday or Thursday. The trial will run six days a week, including Saturdays. News Views will bring you as much Live Coverage as possible.
- Although Trump had hoped the Senate would dismiss the Articles of Impeachment against him so he could go back to work destroying what’s left of our once great nation, Moscow Mitch doesn’t have the votes to do so.
- Senator Roy Blunt of Missouri said on Monday GOP Senate caucus does not have enough votes to dismiss the articles of impeachment after President Donald Trump encouraged Republicans to “outright” dismiss what he called the “Impeachment Hoax.”
“I think our members generally are not interested in a motion to dismiss,” the top Republican told reporters. “Certainly there aren’t 51 votes for a motion to dismiss.”-Senator Roy Blunt
- Sen. Susan Collins of Maine told reporters on Monday, “I would vote against a motion to dismiss immediately. Absolutely.”
- Utah Sen. Mitt Romney said, “I will not be supporting a motion to dismiss.”
- The White House believes four Senators will vote with Democrats in to call witnesses.
- Those Senators include: Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Susan Collins of Maine, Mitt Romney of Utah and possibly Cory Gardner of Colorado, the White House also views Rand Paul of Kentucky as a “wild card” and Senator Lamar Alexander of Tennessee as an “institutionalist” who might vote to call witnesses.
Watch Rachel Maddow discuss the upcoming Impeachment Trial. She also chats with Senators Booker and Schumer.