US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Insistent On Donald Trump Impeachment Trial But Mum On Timing
US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi refused to set a date Thursday for sending the impeachment article against Donald Trump to the Senate but insisted a trial "must" proceed despite Republican opposition, as President Joe Biden appealed for unity.
"It will be soon. I don't think it will be long, but we must do it," the top Democrat in Congress told reporters.
She added that the Senate will need to determine the structure of a trial of Trump, who would be the first ex-president ever to face such a process in Congress.
"I'll be talking with the (impeachment) managers as to when the Senate will be ready for the trial of the then-president of the United States for his role in instigating an insurrection on the Capitol... to undermine the will of the people," Pelosi said.
Biden, who was sworn in Wednesday as the nation's 46th president, has spoken out against Trump for inspiring his supporters on January 6 to march on the Capitol, where they caused a violent riot that left five people dead including a police officer.