3 Interesting (Unusual) Facts About the Senate Trial
3 Interesting Facts on the Eve of the Senate Trial:
- Elementary School Rules: Senators are suppose to actually…listen. No taking calls. Texting, Instagramming. In fact, electronics should not be in the Senate chamber at all during the trial. They shouldn’t even read anything unrelated to the issue at hand, or talk to their neighbor.
- Deja-Vu: A quarter of the Senate (25 out of the 100 lawmakers) served during Clinton’s impeachment; 15 served as senators – ten others served previously in the House.
- Long Days; Potentially Short Trial. Reports indicate senators may have 12-14 days ahead of them but that quick pace *could* lead to the trial wrapping-up by the end of the month – a quick pace relative to Pres. Clinton’s trial that spanned roughly 5 weeks. *Just a reminder*: The State of the Union, when the President addresses a joint session of Congress (all members of the House and Senate), is scheduled for Tuesday, February 4th.Read More:
- Rules: https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/15/politics/decorum-guidelines-tipsheet-senate-impeachment-trial/index.html
- Trump’s impeachment, starring Bill Clinton
- Long Days: https://apnews.com/2c79655e468cc949917f57c085d6bba7
- Clinton’s trial: https://www.latimes.com/politics/story/2020-01-16/a-look-back-at-how-clintons-impeachment-trial-unfolded