Trump's about to be impeached again. What's next?
January 13, 2021 at 20:53
(CNN) President Donald Trump is about to be impeached again -- the first leader in US history to be impeached twice by the House.
The question now is whether he'll become the first President to be convicted by the Senate and removed from office.
Here it is:The Senate shall have the sole Power to try all Impeachments.
The Senate has a set of rules first created around the impeachment of Andrew Johnson back in 1868 and then updated in 1986.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has indicated he will not bring senators back until the last day of Trump's term -- January 19 -- at the earliest.
So Trump will be out of office before the Senate trial ends?
What's the point of holding an impeachment trial for a former President?
And it's likely they'll only spend a portion of each day on Trump's trial.
In the first Trump impeachment trial, only one Republican senator -- Mitt Romney of Utah -- voted to remove him from office.
If all 100 senators are present, that's 67 senators.
Assuming those two Georgians are seated, that means there are 50 senators from each party and 17 Republicans would be required.
If some number of Republicans didn't want to vote against Trump but also didn't want to vote to convict, they could skip the vote and change the ratio.