Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) said Tuesday on Fox&Friends that a Senate impeachment trial could last only a few weeks.
The House voted Wednesday to transmit the articles to the Senate and chose impeachment managers–all Democrats–to present their case.
The trial is expected to start January 21, and would involve hearing opening arguments from House impeachment managers and White House counsel, then deciding whether any more witnesses need to be called.
Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has said he would prefer a short trial, and ostensibly so would several Democrat/Independent senators–Elizabeth Warren (MA), Amy Klobuchar (MN) and Bernie Sanders (VT)–who will not be allowed to run their presidential campaigns while it is going on.
Senators will have to swear an oath of impartiality before hearing the case.
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