The impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump will be paused if it runs into the Sabbath, with the intention to accommodate a request from one among his attorneys, who’s an observant Jew.
Trump impeachment lawyer David Schoen requested that the trial — which begins Tuesday — be positioned on non permanent maintain from sunset Friday by means of Saturday.
“I apologize for the inconvenience my request that impeachment proceedings not be carried out in the course of the Jewish Sabbath undoubtedly will trigger different folks concerned within the proceedings,” Schoen wrote in a letter to Senate leaders final week.
“The practices and prohibitions are obligatory for me, nonetheless; so, respectfully, I’ve no alternative however to make this request.”
Majority Chief Chuck Schumer on Sunday stated the Senate would grant Schoen’s request.
“We respect their request and naturally will accommodate it. Conversations with the related events concerning the construction of the trial proceed,” stated Schumer spokesman Angelo Roefaro.