The House is meeting today to vote to impeach President Trump a second time. Lawmakers will convene at 9 a.m. ET.
Here's how we expect the day to play out:
- The first debate: It will last begin after the House convenes and will about an hour and it will revolve around the rules governing the impeachment article.
- After that: The House votes on the rule. Remember: Voting in the House takes time because of coronavirus protocols (and now metal detectors, which was its own scene last night as Republicans lashed out at police and fellow members when they were asked to go through them to get to the House floor.)
- Once the House passes the rule in the early afternoon: Representatives will proceed to a two-hour debate.
- The final vote: We expect it will begin between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. ET.
As with all important votes in times of coronavirus, these things are a bit fluid. But the bottom line is this: This will pass.