Democrats looking to speed through Senate impeachment trial

Democrats looking to speed through Senate impeachment trial
Coffee-free zone. ABC News video

[Ed. – Of course they are. They want the satisfaction of saying they ‘won’ but don’t want to waste time converting the U.S. into a socialist wonderland like Venezuela. They could of course forget about this silly act of vengeance altogether, but that would be asking too much.]

Senate Democrats hope to conduct President Trump’s impeachment trial as swiftly as possible to avoid slowing the start of President-elect Joe Biden’s new administration, but Republicans have yet to show they will cooperate.

Senate Democrats are discussing the possibility of holding regular business on the floor before the chamber convenes the impeachment trial at noon or 1 p.m. each day, which would give them a chance to consider essential business such as a service waiver for Lloyd Austin, Biden’s choice to head the Defense Department, before the end of the trial.

Democrats want to move ahead with Biden’s agenda during the trial, which could last days. Failing that, there’s discussion about “working around the clock,” according to one Democratic aide, to complete the trial in a matter of days.

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