Morning Jolt: Trump’s Second Impeachment: Knowns and Unknowns

On the menu today: The House impeaches President Trump again, but the Senate isn't likely to resolve it before Joe Biden takes office; a legal debate about whether Congress can vote after January 20 to bar Trump from returning to the presidency; and contemplating what we should prioritize if unity is impossible.

McConnell: No 'Fair or Serious Trial Could Conclude Before Biden Is Sworn In'

The House impeached President Trump a second time Wednesday. With ten House Republicans joining all House Democrats, the number of votes to impeach for "inciting an insurrection" (232) was more than the number of votes for the previous articles of impeachment relating to the president's phone call with the president of Ukraine — 229 and 230 votes.

In the Senate, where Mitch McConnell remains majority leader until January 20 — and perhaps a little longer, depending upon when Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff are sworn in — action is unlikely until after President Trump leaves office. McConnell summarized the situation in a four-paragraph letter to colleagues: ...

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Trump's Second Impeachment: Knowns and Unknowns

On the menu today: The House impeaches President Trump again, but the Senate isn't likely to resolve it before Joe Biden takes office; a legal debate about whether Congress can vote after January 20 to bar Trump from returning to the presidency; and contemplating what we should prioritize if unity is impossible.

McConnell: No 'Fair or Serious Trial Could Conclude Before Biden Is Sworn In'

The House impeached President Trump a second time Wednesday. With ten House Republicans joining all House Democrats, the number of votes to impeach for "inciting an insurrection" (232) was more than the number of votes for the previous articles of impeachment relating to the president's phone call with the president of Ukraine — 229 and 230 votes.

In the Senate, where Mitch McConnell remains majority leader until January 20 — and perhaps a little longer, depending upon when Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff are sworn in — action is unlikely until after President Trump leaves office. McConnell summarized the situation in a four-paragraph letter to colleagues: ...   READ MORE

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