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January 13, 2021

Mitch McConnell Says He Will Not Reconvene Senate Until January 19th, the Day Before Trump Leaves Office

The Democrats (and the GOPe) still plan to impeach Trump after he's left office, but I don't think that's legal.

We did talk about that with respect to Clinton. But I believe the Constitution says you can hold an impeachment for a federal official. Not a former federal official. Trump will be a private citizen on January 20th. There is no impeachment for private citizens.

But that's what the law says. And we all know, we now live in a post-law, post-constitution regime (though the Serf Class is required to obey the laws that the Ruling Class is immune to).

President Trump's impeachment trial won't be heard in the Senate until after he has already left office and Joe Biden is president, a spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell confirmed Tuesday, delivering a fatal blow to Democrats.

The House of Representatives will vote later Tuesday on an article of impeachment accusing Trump of inciting an insurrection during last week's Capitol riot, but the Senate is not due to reconvene until Jan. 19 -- the day before Bidenís inauguration.

Democrats desperate to have the matter heard in the upper chamber as swiftly as possible lobbied McConnell (R-Ky.) to take up the matter while Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer explored a 2004 rule which would have allowed him to recall the chamber in an emergency.

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