The resolution would give the House 25 days to send articles of impeachment over to the Senate. After that, a senator could offer a motion to dismiss "with prejudice for failure by the House of Representatives to prosecute such articles" with a simple majority vote, according to Hawley's proposal.
That apparently means: 25 days from when the articles were voted.
Here's what that means as a practical matter:
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) told Republicans during a closed-door lunch on Thursday to expect President Trump’s impeachment trial to start next week.
Proceedings have been held up while Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has refused to send over the House-passed articles of impeachment, but she told reporters earlier Thursday that she would “soon” do so.
Sen. Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.) added that McConnell told senators that the two articles would be sent over "soon," expecting them in the "next day or two."
Once Pelosi sends the articles over, the trial would start the next day at 1 p.m. The Senate would then be in session for six days a week, excluding Sunday, until they wrap what is expected to be a weeks-long process. The six-day work week will be a shift for senators, who normally come into town on Monday night and leave by Thursday afternoon.
"I'm not holding them indefinitely," Pelosi had said during a press briefing in the Capitol. "I'll send them over when I'm ready, and that will probably be soon."
Asked about McConnell's comments, a spokesman said the GOP leader's guidance was not based on conversations with Pelosi.
Pelosi reiterated on Thursday that she wants more details on the parameters of an impeachment trial from McConnell.
"We need to see the arena in which we are sending our managers. Is that too much to ask?" Pelosi said.
Cocaine Mitch says "no haggling." Period.