That is supposed to give President Trump and his team time to get ready.
Are you kidding me? This is hardly due process, given the speed of the impeachment.
Anyway, it represents a bit of a compromise. Democrats were thinking of doing this right away. But Mitch McConnell insisted that Trump have at least some time to prepare. Not to be nice, but to make sure he has no excuses after McConnell arranges to convict him and then bar him from running for office again.
Because Mitch McConnell is back in the saddle and deciding whom Republicans can support and whom they can’t.