Trump impeachment

The US House of Representatives could send an impeachment charge accusing former President Donald Trump of inciting insurrection to the Senate as early as Friday.

Iran Press/America: An informed source said that the House could transmit the article of impeachment it approved last week as early as Friday and No. 2 Senate Democrat Dick Durbin said he expected it in a day or two.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi declined to answer reporters’ questions about when she would submit the charge, a necessary prelude to starting what would be the first Senate impeachment trial of a president after leaving office, Reuters reported.

With new President Joe Biden pushing for quick Senate confirmation of Cabinet nominees and congressional approval of a coronavirus aid bill, Durbin told MSNBC on Thursday that Democrats will have to decide how to work it into a very busy calendar, but it is a priority.

Durbin also told reporters in the Capitol that it was still not determined whether the Senate will hold a full-blown trial with evidence and witnesses or an expedited procedure.

In a House vote last week, the Republican Trump became the first president in US history to be impeached twice. It charged him with inciting the deadly Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, a failed attempt to prevent Congress from formally certifying Biden’s victory.

Democrats, who hold a House majority, narrowly took control of the Senate on Wednesday, but at least two-thirds of the 100-member body is required to convict Trump. A separate vote would be needed to block him from running for office again.