House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday she expects former President Donald Trump’s Senate trial to begin “soon” so that he won’t receive a “get out of jail card” because he’s left office.
The House impeached Trump last week for allegedly inciting the Jan. 6 Capitol riot that interrupted certification of President Biden’s victory, but some Democrats want to delay the trial to avoid distracting from Biden’s early legislative agenda.
“It will be soon. I don’t think it will be long. But we must do it,” Pelosi (D-Calif.) said at a press conference.