Media reports say that soon-to-be-Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is circulating plans to challenge President Donald Trump, just as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and nearly all other major tech websites are trying to delete the President from their networks.
In McConnell’s memo, accessed by The Washington Post, the man who presided over the 2018 mid-term election, followed by the abysmal 2020 and 2021 elections, describes the Senate procedure for suing President Trump after leaving office on January 20.
“It would require the consent of all 100 senators to conduct any business of any kind during the scheduled pro forma sessions prior to January 19, and therefore the consent of all 100 senators to begin acting on any articles of impeachment during those sessions,” the memo states.
The document notes the Senate “can receive a message announcing that the House has impeached the President” while the Senate is in recess, but the Secretary of the Senate wouldn’t notify the chamber of the message until the next regular session, which is scheduled for Jan. 19.
The Senate impeachment rules state that unless the Senate orders otherwise, once the trial has commenced, the Senate “shall continue in session from day to day (Sundays excepted) … until final judgment shall be rendered,” according to McConnell’s memo.
This comes as President Trump has been almost entirely de-platformed from the Internet. Earlier tonight, he was permanently barred from Twitter, following a similar Facebook decision just days earlier.