Trump names first lawyer for impeachment hearing as McConnell seeks delay in trial

The former president has hired South Carolina attorney Butch Bowers to be part of his defense team, as the Senate Minority Leader insisted that the trial be delayed one month to allow “due process.”
2:07 | 01/22/21

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Transcript for Trump names first lawyer for impeachment hearing as McConnell seeks delay in trial
We turn to more on president trump's senate impeachment trial. He has a new lawyer but the question, when will the trial start? Congressional correspondent Rachel Scott is on capitol hill. They want it pushed to next month now. Reporter: Coming from Mitch Mcconnell asking for the start of that impeachment trial to now be pushed back until mid-february. This is all about giving former president Donald Trump more time to prepare to make his case. This morning, as former president Donald Trump starts to get his defense team in order Republicans are pushing to delay the trial for at least two weeks saying trump needs more time to prepare. Republican leader Mitch Mcconnell sending this proposal to Democrats insisting the senate cannot short-circuit the due process for trump but just hours earlier house speaker Nancy Pelosi signaled she was ready to hand over that article of impeachment to the senate. They've now informed us they're ready to receive. The question is, are there questions about how a trial will proceed, but we are ready. Reporter: With Democrats now in control, it will be up to majority leader chuck Schumer to lay out the time line for a trial. Trump left Washington before Biden and took the oath of office spending his first full day out of the white house on the golf course. He's had a hard time finding a legal team to defend him. But now he's named his first lawyer, South Carolina attorney butch bowers to represent him. And that proposal from Mcconnell is now in Schumer's hands. His office tells us they're reviewing it. There was another controversy about the National Guard protecting the building since the siege. They were unexpectedly kicked outside. Forced into the cold and didn't go over well with lawmakers. Reporter: No, it didn't and take a look at these images. This one obtained by "The Washington post." You see our guardsmen who as you said have been defending the United States capitol forced into these parking lots to rest. You can see them there lying on the concrete floor, lawmakers outraged by this, one even delivering them pizza overnight. Did to the take long for the situation to be resolved. They are now allowed back on the capitol grounds. I'm surprised you're not --

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