WASHINGTON, January 22. /TASS/. Senate Republican Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has proposed a timeline for holding the impeachment trial for former President Donald Trump. According to the plan, the trial will go ahead in the Senate after February 13, the statement on McConnell’s website reads.
"I have sent a proposed timeline for the first phases of the upcoming impeachment trial to [Majority] Leader [Chuck] Schumer and look forward to continuing to discuss it with him," he noted, adding that the Republicans are hoping for a "full and fair process."
The minority leader suggested that the House of Representatives submitted the Trump impeachment articles to the upper chamber on January 28. Then, he believes it necessary to give lawyers of the former president two weeks (until February 11) to communicate a response in writing to these accusations. The process itself should start after February 13 according to McConnell’s plan.
"Given the unprecedented speed of the House’s process, our proposed timeline for the initial phases includes a modest and reasonable amount of additional time for both sides to assemble their arguments before the Senate would begin to hear them," the minority leader stressed.
Reuters reports that Schumer is already considering these proposals.