Senate Adjourns as Court of Impeachment, Reconvenes Wednesday

FINAL VOTE FEBRUARY 5, 4:00 P.M.

by Sharon Rondeau

Source: https://www.democrats.senate.gov/2020/02/03/schedule-for-tuesday-february-4-2020

(Feb. 3, 2020) — On Friday, the U.S. Senate adjourned for the weekend until Monday morning, when House Impeachment Managers made their final arguments for conviction and removal from office, and President Trump’s defense team offered its closing arguments for acquittal.

Monday’s session went through 3:00 p.m. EST., after which the Senate adjourned as a court of impeachment.

The Senate’s departure for the weekend was in contrast to the previous weekend, when Saturday served as the first day for Trump’s defense team to make its opening statements.

After Senators voted Friday 51-49 not to call witnesses and subpoena documents, it appeared virtually certain that the upper congressional chamber will vote to acquit the president of “abuse of power” and “obstruction of Congress,” the two Articles of Impeachment approved by the House of Representatives on December 18.

Although not serving as a court of impeachment Tuesday, Senators will be able to speak on the floor “for up to 10 minutes,” the website for Senate Democrats reported on Monday.

At 9:00 p.m., Trump will deliver the annual State of the Union address in the Hall of the House of Representatives.  The White House will live-stream the event along with numerous media outlets.

The Senate resumes its role as a court of impeachment at 4:00 p.m. Wednesday.  “Senators have until Wednesday, February 26th to have printed statements and opinions in the Congressional Record, explaining their votes and include those in the documentation of the Impeachment Proceedings,” Senate Democrats’ website reports.

According to Article I, Section 3 of the Constitution, a two-thirds majority of Senators in attendance is required to remove a sitting president, a number not met upon the impeachment of Presidents Andrew Johnson (1868) and William Jefferson Clinton (1999).

 

 

One Response to "Senate Adjourns as Court of Impeachment, Reconvenes Wednesday"

  1. JONATHAN DAVID MOOERS   Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 9:28 AM

    While it is easy to focus on the Impeachment Hoax players on tunnel vision television, what is also occurring is a national BATTLE OF AMERICAN FAMILIES 08-28-08- TODAY.

    The family unit is the first government; an incubator for a growing child’s values and affections.

    Lifelong values instilled and nurtured during our childhood years may account for most of who we end up being as adults, don’t you think?

    Do most “conservatives” come from stable homes and most “liberals” come from chaotic homes during their childhood years?

    For example, compare the childhood upbringing of “America First” Donald Trump with, say, “islam-first” subversionists Obama and Omar.

    Since I was MADE IN USA in 1949, here is what I have observed:

    Liberals tend to mock traditional family values, mock the white male Founding Fathers, mock the exclusionary “natural born Citizen” clause, mock police, mock religion, mock nature itself and mock time-established law and order BECAUSE SOME AUTHORITY FIGURE(S) IN THEIR FORMATIVE YEARS FAILED THEM (family molestation, classroom embarrassment, step-parent abuse, police or military heavy-handedness, drug addictive relatives et al).

    I voted for Trump and generally agree with his national leadership. However, the Democriminals want to cancel my family’s vote, and millions of other family votes for Trump in 2016…mostly because of differing family values, don’t you agree?

    Maybe society should abandon “follow the money” and replace it with “follow the family” whenever it attempts to figure out why some polluticians behave with gross lawlessness.

    https://www.amazon.com/Killed-American-Family-Phyllis-Schlafly/dp/1938067525#reader_1938067525

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