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What’s next now that the House has again impeached President Donald Trump?

U.S. Senate is set to host a session next week

The House voted to impeach President Trump a second time.
The House voted to impeach President Trump a second time.

ROANOKE, Va – With just one week until the inauguration of Joe Biden, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to impeach President Donald Trump on Wednesday.

The decision comes as several lawmakers claim the president incited the deadly violence at the U.S. Capitol last week.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican, denied a request from Democrats to host a special session for an impeachment trial.

Virginia Tech Political Analyst Karen Hult said because none of Joe Biden’s cabinet picks have been confirmed by the Senate, Democrats could hold out on sending the article of impeachment.

“Now the big question becomes, do the Democrats want to send the article of impeachment to the Senate right away, or they want to wait until other things happen. And so people have discussed, they could wait 100 days and even longer before sending the impeachment out to the Senate for action,” explained Hult.

The Senate is currently scheduled to hold its next session on Jan. 19th, the day before Joe Biden’s inauguration.

About the Author:

Annie Schroeder joined the 10 News team as a reporter in June 2020 and is no stranger to Southwest Virginia.