By Virginia Allen | The Daily Signal
President Donald Trump on Wednesday became the first president to be impeached a second time. The House voted 232-197 to impeach the president, with 10 Republican members joining all of the Democrats.
President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration is less than a week away, which doesn’t give the Senate enough time to hold a trial before Trump’s term expires. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., says that if a Senate trial is to take place, it will occur after Trump leaves office.
Fred Lucas, The Daily Signal’s chief national affairs correspondent, joins the podcast to explain what precedent exists for holding an impeachment trial after an individual has left office, and what the likely outcome of that Senate trial would be.
Listen to the podcast below. (Discussion begins at 5:23 mark)