Can the Senate Vote on Impeachment Tomorrow?

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Bear with me here. Today the Democratic impeachment managers are giving their closing statement. Tomorrow it’s the Republicans’ turn. They have eight hours, and then on Wednesday the Senate holds a final vote on convicting President Trump.

But is there anything stopping Trump’s team from doing a quickie one-hour statement and then turning the floor over to Mitch McConnell for a final vote? That way, Trump would be acquitted on Tuesday before he delivers his State of the Union address.

That’s what I’d do if I were them.

UPDATE: I’m really out of it today. Closing statements are over, and today and tomorrow are reserved for 10-minute mini-speeches from any senator who wants to give one. So the final vote is on Wednesday regardless.

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