January 22, local time, Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, officially announced that the House of Representatives will submit a bill to the impeachment of former U.S. President Trump to the Senate next Monday (25th).
In a statement, Pelosi said: “We respect the constitutional power of the Senate in trials and always pay attention to the fairness of the procedure.
The former president will have the same time as our impeachment leaders to prepare for the trial.
Our impeachment head is ready to file a complaint with 100 Senate jurors through trial proceedings.”
Pelosi also said that the impact on the Capitol undermined the integrity of American democracy, and the bipartisan vote of the House of Representatives to pass the impeachment of Trump and submit it to the Senate, which is a solemn obligation of the House to the Senate.
Earlier, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said that the House of Representatives would submit a bill of impeachment to the Senate on the 25th local time.
“I have spoken with Speaker Pelosi, who told me that the impeachment bill will be delivered to the Senate on Monday (25th),” Schumer said in his speech to the Senate.
Schumer did not comment on when the trial would begin.
Senate Minority Leader McConnell has proposed to postpone the trial until mid-February to give Trump’s legal team time to prepare, but Schumer hinted that the trial will begin next week.
Under the U.S. Constitution, trials shall begin in the afternoon after the bill is submitted to the Senate.