Two members of Senate Republican leadership say they think an initial phase of the impeachment trial — where both sides present their case — could last approximately two weeks.
Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), the No. 4 Senate Republican, told reporters that it “sounded about right” to expect that allowing both the House managers and Trump’s lawyers to present their arguments could take roughly a “working week” per side.
“For them to present them their prima facie case I would assume that’s the right amount of time,” he added, asked if he was saying he thought that portion of the trial would take roughly two weeks.
Asked about the two-week time frame, Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), the chairman of the Senate Republican conference, added: “Yeah, I think that’s reasonable.”