Transcript for Impeachment trial delay
This morning new uncertainty surrounding the timeline of former president trumps impeachment trial in the senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell is proposing the trial be delayed for at least two weeks saying trump needs more time to prepare. Because the senate cannot short circuit the due process house Democrats who voted to impeach trump last week for inciting that capital riot have signaled they want a quick trial. They've now informed us there ready to receive the question is. Other questions about Heller trial will proceed. But we're. We are ready. With Democrats now controlling the senate it's up to majority leader Chuck Schumer to lay out the timeline shivers office says they're reviewing McConnell suggestion. Meanwhile trump spent his first full day out of the White House Thursday on the golf course and now he's naming his first lawyer for the impeachment trial attorney butch bowers a fixture in South Carolina politics who's represented former governors mark Sanford and Nikki Haley senator Lindsey Graham calls bowers a quote solid guy we're going to fight like failed to make sure. That the second impeachment of Donald Trump. Ince as quickly as possible. Either dismissed or with a overwhelming vote for acquittal in the meantime McConnell is criticizing several executive actions taken by president biting during his first hours in office a signal of the partisan divide that still looms on Capitol Hill. On the button administration very first day it took several big stuff. In the wrong direction there's no point of Kabul president Biden to remember that he does not owe his election and the far left. And president Biden is also facing push back against his one point nine trillion dollar cove in relief package. Senate Republicans say it won't get the sixty votes needed to pass.
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