WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial is likely to begin after Joe Biden’s inauguration next week.

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This as the Republican leader, Mitch McConnell, is telling senators their decision on whether or not to convict Trump over the Capitol riot will be a “vote of conscience.”

The timing for the trial has not yet been set. But House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is making it clear that Democrats intend to move swiftly on Biden’s $1.9 trillion coronavirus and economic aid package.

Pelosi called the recovery package a “matter of complete urgency.” Impeachment proceedings could still begin by Inauguration Day if Pelosi sends the article to the Senate by early next week.

The House impeached Trump on a charge of “incitement of insurrection.”

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