Managers from the House of Representatives plan to deliver a single article of impeachment to the Senate on Jan. 25. This would normally trigger an immediate start to former president Donald Trump’s second Senate impeachment trial, but a deal between Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) delays the start until Feb. 9.
House impeachment managers include Reps. Jamie B. Raskin (D-Md.), Diana DeGette (D-Colo.), David N. Cicilline (D-R.I.), Joaquin Castro (D-Tex.), Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.), Ted Lieu (D-Calif.), Madeleine Dean (D-Pa.), Joe Neguse (D-Colo.) and Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett (D-Virgin Islands).
Some Democrats, including Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.), worried an unprecedented second Senate impeachment trial could stand in the way of President Biden’s priorities at the beginning of his term amid an economic crisis and the coronavirus pandemic.
Senators on both sides of the aisle have said this could be a shorter trial than Trump’s first.