Speaker of the United States House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi has suggested that she might delay delivering the articles of impeachment to the Senate. That could lead to the following scenario:
- The articles of impeachment are delayed for a significant amount of time.
- Trump wins a second term in November, 2020 and gets inaugurated in January, 2021.
- The Senate gets delivered the articles of impeachment, votes on them, and decides to remove Trump from office.
Is this possible, or would the decision be void, since the original impeachment was decided on his first presidential term, and the clock was somehow "reset" when he was re-elected?
This question is relevant as I'm curious if there is some sort of effective time limit on how long Nancy Pelosi could delay delivering the articles of impeachment before they become "useless".