BANGOR – Senator Susan Collins is preparing for the impeachment trial, which could begin next week.
The republican senator says she’s open to potential witnesses, but that the trial should follow the same model that was used during Clinton’s impeachment.
“First we had opening presentations from both sides. Then, the second stage was questions from individual senators, which we submitted through the chief justice. There were 104 questions last time, I submitted the only bipartisan question during that trial. Then, we moved to the question of witnesses,” said Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine. “I think we should follow exactly that order this time.”
Collins says she’s working with a group of republican senators and leaders to try and come to an agreement on the language that would be used in the resolutions setting out the parameters of the trial that would allow both sides to call witnesses if they choose to do so.
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi says the House will take steps next week to send impeachment articles to the Senate for President Trump’s trial.