Brighter than thousand_suns
But the Senate will not vote today. They do, in fact, not assemble again until the 19th if I have understood things correctly.House:
Now the Senate. I just read:
To convict an accused, "the concurrence of two thirds of the [Senators] present" for at least one article is required. If there is no single charge commanding a "guilty" vote from two-thirds of the senators present, the defendant is acquitted and no punishment is imposed.
And I guess they're rounding up. Curious how many Senators turn up (if I understood well the House was not complete), then we know how many votes are needed.
When they do meet, and the impeachment is on their agenda, I am pretty sure all 100 will be there. I do hope they at least take the time to give it a proper process this time.
I am curious as to when the House will present the impeachment to the Senate though. Perhaps they have to do it before the 20th (i.e. while Trump is stil in office)?