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Roberts doesn't want to preside over Trump's second impeachment trial: Schumer

Added 01-26-21 02:29:01am EST - “U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts is not interested in? presiding? over another Senate impeachment trial against? former President Trump,? Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said in an interview Monday night.” - Foxnews.com

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Sen. John Kennedy R-LA., joins 'Fox News @ Night' to discuss Democrats' impeachment plans on the former president.

U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts is not interested in presiding over another Senate impeachment trial against former President Trump, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said in an interview Monday night.

There have been rumblings that Roberts would bow out before the Senate trial, which would make way for Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., to preside. A Senate source told Fox News that the president pro tempore of the body presides in cases when the impeached individual is no longer president of the U.S.

"The Constitution says the chief justice presides for a sitting president. So it was up to John Roberts whether he wanted to preside with a president who is no longer sitting, Trump, and he doesn't want to do it," Schumer said.

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