Things are moving forward with the impeachment trial against Trump. Trump only needs one-third votes from the Senate to remain in office. Many are unsure how this will all play out.
The House impeached Trump last month alleging he abused his presidential power by pressuring Ukraine to investigate Democratic rival Joe Biden, using military aid to the country as leverage. Trump was also charged with obstructing Congress’ ensuing probe.
In a dramatic procession across the U.S. Capitol, House Democrats carried the formal articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump to the Senate late Wednesday, setting the stage for only the third trial to remove a president in American history.
“Today we will make history,″ Pelosi said as she signed the documents, using multiple pens to hand out and mark the moment. “This president will be held accountable.”
“This is what an impeachment is about,″ Pelosi said before the vote. “The president violated his oath of office, undermined our national security, jeopardized the integrity of our elections.”
The White House has responded in a statement released on Wednesday which stated, “President Trump has done nothing wrong” and “expects to be fully exonerated”.
Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told reporters on Tuesday he expects opening arguments in Trump's trial to begin on Tuesday, January 21.
The trial is expected to last two weeks.