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Sat Jan 9, 2021, 10:17 AM

Can Schumer refer the impeachment to committee?

Assuming Pelosi pauses sending notice of impeachment until Schumer is the Majority Leader, can the Democrats decide to send the matter of impeachment to a committee, thus freeing up the Senate to do other urgent business?

David Waldman of Daily Kos, who is knowledgeable, says this:




There is no reason why an impeachment trial for Trump should block confirmation votes on Biden’s appointments.

If Trump is no longer in office, it’s no longer a trial of “the president,” and the Senate can hold the trial in committee, the way they do when impeaching judges.


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Response to servermsh (Original post)

Sat Jan 9, 2021, 10:18 AM

1. nope, he is not the Majority leader

 

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Response to beachbumbob (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 9, 2021, 10:21 AM

3. My question assumes Pelosi doesn't send the notice until Schumer has taken over

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Response to servermsh (Reply #3)

Sat Jan 9, 2021, 11:21 AM

6. won't happen that way

 

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Response to beachbumbob (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 9, 2021, 11:00 AM

5. He will be by the time the trial begins. Nt

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Response to servermsh (Original post)

Sat Jan 9, 2021, 10:19 AM

2. Dems can walk and chew gum at the same time...nt

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Response to servermsh (Original post)

Sat Jan 9, 2021, 10:25 AM

4. There's a theory that Roberts doesn't have to be present for the same reason.

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