Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) exits the Senate chamber following the 3rd day of the Senate impeachment demo of U.S. President Donald Trump at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, January 23, 2020.
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Sen. Patrick Leahy, not Main Justice John Roberts, will preside over the imminent impeachment demo of previous President Donald Trump.
Leahy is the president pro tempore of the Senate, and is the longest-serving lively Democrat in the chamber.
“When I preside around the impeachment demo of former President Donald Trump, I will not waver from my constitutional and sworn obligations to administer the trial with fairness, in accordance with the Structure and the legal guidelines,” Leahy claimed in a statement.
The president pro tempore of the Senate historically presides in excess of impeachment trials of non-presidents. Usually, the chief justice of the United States presides over presidential impeachment trials.
The trial is set to progress the 7 days of February 8. The Property is slated to provide the post of impeachment to the Senate on Monday evening.
The Property voted to impeach Trump previously this month, charging him with inciting an insurrection. Hundreds of Trump supporters invaded the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, shortly soon after the then-president urged them at a rally to continue on to combat the legit effects of the presidential election, which he dropped to Joe Biden.
Roberts presided in excess of Trump’s to start with impeachment demo, about a calendar year ago. Trump was acquitted in that demo.