What to expect when you’re expecting a Senate impeachment trial

Steven Smith, professor of political science in Arts & Sciences and director of the Weidenbaum Center on the Economy, Government, and Public Policy

 

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) says he has lined up the votes to start President Trump’s impeachment trial. But until Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) allows a vote to appoint the House managers to bring over the articles, there can’t be a trial. In the 1999 trial of President Bill Clinton, 13 Republicans were named as House managers, all from the Judiciary Committee.

While we’re waiting, here’s what to expect.

Read the full piece in the Washington Post.

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