Current Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has said the Senate is not set to resume formal business until the day before Biden is inaugurated.
With less than one week to go before President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has yet to formally deliver the House-passed article of impeachment to the Senate.
“In terms of the timing, as I mentioned, one week ago, on January 6th, there was an active insurrection perpetrated on the Capitol of the United States incentivized by the president of the United States,” Pelosi said during a news conference on Friday. “One week later, Wednesday to Wednesday, that president was impeached in a bipartisan way by the House of Representatives. So urgent was the matter they’re now working on taking this to trial, and you’ll be the first to know when we announce that we’re going over there.”