(Reuters) – Republican U.S. Senate control hopes to begin the trial of President Donald Trump in January after Democrat control over voting representatives to impeach him on Dec. 18.
PHOTO: Chief Justice of the United States John G. Roberts was seen in a group portrait session for the full new court in the Supreme Court in Washington, USA, Nov. 30, 2018. REUTERS/Jim Young/image file
Here are the main players in what would be just third such experimentation in the history of the United States.
CHIEF JUDGE JOHN ROBERTS
A conservative person who was appointed by Republican President George W. Bush, Roberts may find himself celebrating his 65 birthday on Jan. 27 by chaiing The Trump party’s thesis challenge.
According to the United States Constitution, the Chief Justice of the highest court is the arbitrator in the Presidential treatise trials.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell noted that if Roberts presiges in a similar fashion as then-Chief Justice William Rehnquist in the trial of President Bill Clinton, he may permit any disagreement about the procedure to be worked out by the senators themselves, perhaps through one or more of the upper floor of the Senate voucher.
But Roberts was known to surprise the court Watchers. For example, early this year, he was engaged in liberals in a decision 5-4 case abortion and has done so in a ruling 2012 maintaining a central feature of the signature of Democratic president Barack Obama’s medical law.
SENATOR MITCH MCCONNELL AND CHUCK SCHUMER