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The Chief Justice Shall Preside

Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts will preside over the Senate impeachment trial. Here’s what that will look like.
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Chief Justice John Roberts arrives prior to President Barack Obama's State of the Union speech on Capitol Hill on January 28, 2014.Larry Downing / Pool via Getty Images file

After a weeks-long standoff with Republicans, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told her Democratic colleagues she plans on holding a vote on the house managers next week before sending the articles of impeachment to the Senate. Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, John Roberts will govern the proceedings.

NBC Justice Correspondent Pete Williams joins Steve Kornacki to talk about the Chief Justice’s role and recalls his time covering former Chief Justice William Rehnquist during the Clinton Senate trial.

Have a question about this stage of impeachment? Ask our host Steve Kornacki:

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