Based on my initial review, I don't believe that this situation qualifies as an emergency under the National Labor Relations Act because it does not affect an entire industry. Nor is it likely that the president would find that it imperils the national health or safety, which are the qualifications necessary to invoke the national emergency provisions under the act.
If our colleagues decide that they want to extend a trial for some determining votes to two weeks or three weeks, that is okay, ... But I think the critical turning point is do you start to go to witnesses Which mean everyone will want to cross examine, call more witnesses. This could not only go on for months, making it hard for us to do our work this year, but it probably will descend into the kind of partisan division that we saw in the House impeachment proceedings.