MILWAUKEE- It’s only happened twice before, but today the Senate’s portion of the impeachment hearings into President Donald Trump begin.
The President was impeached by the US House of Representatives on December 15th. Two articles of impeachment were brought against President Trump, they are Abuse of Power and Obstruction of Congress. Both articles tie back to the President’s dealings with Ukraine.
Marquette University Political Science Professor Paul Nolette joined Wisconsin’s Morning News to discuss the impeachment trial, both how we got here and where the hearings will from here.
TIMELINE OF IMPEACHMENT PROCEEDINGS TODAY (Thursday, January 16th)
- Noon ET: The Senate has invited the House manager to come to the Senate and present the articles of impeachment.
- 2 p.m. ET: Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts will arrive in the Senate and be sworn in. (Remember: Roberts will preside over the entire trial.)
- After that: The senators — who will serve as jurors at the trial — will be sworn in.
The actual trial portion of the impeachment proceedings isn’t expected to begin until Tuesday.