Liz Cheney, Jaime Herrera Beutler and Other Republicans Backing Impeachment

The House, controlled by Democrats, holds a floor vote on one or more articles of impeachment. Less than a majority of the House votes to impeach. The House determines if and when when to send the article to the Senate. It could do nothing further, effectively holding out the charges in perpetuity. IF ARTICLE WITHHELD UNTIL AFTER CHANGE IN CONTROL Republican-led trial unlikely: Mitch McConnell has said the Senate will not return until Jan. 19, the last full day of Trump’s term, making a trial unlikely before the inauguration. Democratic-led trial: Later this month, control of the Senate will flip to Democrats. Upon receipt of the article, the Senate must soon begin a trial, but there is discretion in the schedule and pace of the process. Afterward, the Senate holds a vote to convict or acquit the former president.

Liz Cheney, Jaime Herrera Beutler and Other Republicans Backing Impeachment

The House, controlled by Democrats, holds a floor vote on one

or more articles of impeachment.

Less than a majority of the

House votes to impeach.

The House determines if

and when when to send the

article to the Senate. It

could do nothing further,

effectively holding out the

charges in perpetuity.

IF ARTICLE WITHHELD UNTIL

AFTER CHANGE IN CONTROL

Republican-led trial unlikely:

Mitch McConnell has said

the Senate will not return until

Jan. 19, the last full day of

Trump’s term, making

a trial unlikely before the

inauguration.

Democratic-led trial:

Later this month, control of

the Senate will flip to

Democrats. Upon receipt of

the article, the Senate must

soon begin a trial, but there

is discretion in the schedule

and pace of the process.

Afterward, the Senate holds

a vote to convict or acquit

the former president.