U.S. viewers can expect up to 36 hours of debate on the impeachment of former U.S. President Donald Trump. This was announced by Senate Democratic Majority Leader Chuck Schumer.
Trump’s trial will open Tuesday with a four-hour debate between the prosecution and defense on whether impeachment consideration for the former White House master is consistent with the U.S. Constitution. A vote will follow. There is no unanimity among lawyers on the constitutionality of the process. Earlier, the Senate rejected a motion to reject impeachment because of its possible inconsistency with the basic law.
If the new vote goes ahead, each side will have up to 16 hours to present its arguments. Then, the senators, who are assigned the role of jury, will vote on the impeachment issue. It is not yet known when the process may conclude. Senators are expected to finish with him this week. Trump himself has no plans to speak during the Senate session on his impeachment. The politician’s lawyer, David Schoen, made the announcement.