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Response to Kid Berwyn (Reply #6)

Wed Jan 22, 2020, 08:53 PM

11. Because ordinarily the presiding officer in Senate proceedings is the Vice President

or a member of the Senate (President Pro Temper). And in non-presidential impeachment trials, the VP (or President Pro Tempore) is the presiding officer. But not in a presidential impeachment where it would create an appearance of conflict for the VP to be the presiding officer.

The Presiding Officer in Senate proceedings, whether legislative in nature or an impeachment proceeding, is basically a traffic cop with no substantive powers.

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