Comer and Jordan informed senators that they haven’t set a definitive schedule for the investigation. They aim to follow the evidence, implying that the House impeachment investigation might extend into the 2024 electoral season, potentially peaking during the later months of the year.

Before the discussion, Jordan mentioned to The Hill that the investigation’s duration would be “guided by the evidence,” a sentiment he echoed to GOP senators privately.

A significant challenge for the House leaders is the evident skepticism from their Republican peers in the Senate. These senators have privately regarded the investigation as “unfruitful” and have publicly wondered if there’s substantial evidence to justify an impeachment investigation.