McConnell also stated that he intended to have the Senate hear the arguments against the President rather than vote to dismiss the charges.
President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial could begin as soon as next week, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday.
McConnell, R-Ky., announced the tentative schedule just a few hours after Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi revealed she will send the articles of impeachment against Trump to the Senate on Wednesday.
If that happens, McConnell said at a press event on Capitol Hill, then his chamber will be able to move the process forward this week by having Chief Justice John Roberts swear in, along with “some other kind of housekeeping measures.”
“We hope to be able to achieve that by consent, which would set us up to begin the actual trial next Tuesday,” McConnell said.